English Beaujolais Nouveau?
English winery Three Choirs Vineyards has produced the first English wine from the 2011 harvest. Three Choirs New Release was first produced in the early 90s as a patriotic response to Beaujolais Nouveau, and the first bottles will go on sale on November 17 – the third Thursday of the month, traditionally Beaujolais Day.
The white wine is a blend of 70% Madeleine Angevine and 30% Huxelrebe.
Winemaking director Martin Fowke said the early and very ripe harvest this year has produced some incredible flavours and balance, even at this early stage and there has never been a better vintage for this particular wine.