Home News > December 2019 > SWA Winners for Beaujolais Nouveau Day

There’s a day dedicated to everything in this world, and today marks Beaujolais Nouveau day!

To celebrate, we’ve given you a rundown of our 7 medallists and 5 commended awards from 2019 in the Beaujolais category.

If you’re looking for a Beaujolais to add to your list or recommend to a client, then take comfort that any one of these below wines will be a perfect pick.

Happy sipping!


Mommessin, Les Grandes Mises, Beaujolais-Villages 2017 (£9.35 Matthew Clark)
Amid praise for its value for money, judges elevated this to Gold, with its ‘pretty nose with plenty of ripe red fruits and bramble, leading to a softly structured palate’, according to The Royal Automobile Club’s Michael Fiducia, while Anita Vighova of Manor House Hotel enjoyed its ‘strawberries, redcurrants and hints of sweetness with nice acidity’. Scarlet Hotel’s Jim Bass found it ‘slightly spicy and earthy, with expressive cherry and tobacco notes, and some subtle tannins’, adding that ‘this would be great with a rich stew’.

Favourited by: Chiara Sieni

 

Domaine du Vissoux, Chermette, Brouilly 2017 (£15.58 Enotria&Coe)
As Domaine du Vissoux added a Gold medal to its pair of Silvers, Pasquale Moschettieri of Benares Restaurant & Bar described this Brouilly as having ‘a good aroma of black fruits, with judicious use of oak’, while Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross Kenilworth, Simpsons & Edgbaston praised it for its ‘good structure with lovely complexity on a palate that’s fruity and earthy, and with a finish that is long and sweet’.

Favourited by: Chiara Sieni


 

Mommessin, Les Grandes Mises, Morgon 2016 (£13.44 Matthew Clark)
‘Good aroma of red cranberry and raspberry fruits, sweet oak and a nice floral note. The tannins and acid are well balanced in this well-structured wine that leads to a long finish,’ said Pasquale Moschettieri of Benares Restaurant & Bar.


Domaine du Vissoux, Chermette, Fleurie Poncié 2017 (£14.95 Enotria&Coe)
‘Wow!’ said team leader Laurent Richet MS, ‘this is so expressive on the nose, brightly aromatic and floral – Fleurie perhaps? There are lovely red cherries that frame a good structure and lead to a lovely clean, fresh finish.’

Favourited by: Giuseppe Longobardi, Laurent Richet MS and Sarah McKenzie




Louis Jadot, Château des Jacques, Fleurie 2014 (£11.58 Hatch Mansfield , Matthew Clark)
‘More of wine then a Beaujolais,’ was the intriguing opening remark of team leader Laurent Richet MS. ‘It has intensity and concentration alongside the floral aromas. There is a slight oxidative hint to the flavours and a nice touch of manure. This is ready for food,’ he concluded.


Mommessin, Les Grandes Mises, Saint Amour 2017 (£13.74 Matthew Clark)
‘This is very fruity with dark cherry and sweet kirsch; the oak is well handled and it’s a great example; feels like it has the weight of a cru Morgan,’ noted Alan Bednarski of Texture.

Favourited by: Alan Bednarski and Sarah McKenzie



Maison Jean Loron, Domaine du Sabot, Beaujolais-Villages 2018 (£7.44 Majestic Commercial)
‘This would be great slightly chilled; this has good typicity with a light cherry nose and strawberry on the palate. Would work well in a pub,’ said Anita Vighova of Manor House Hotel.

Favourited by: Anita Vighova



Château de Pougelon, Brouilly 2018 (£9.98 Producer: Château de Pougelon)

Favourited by: Laurent Richet MS



Château de Pougelon, Beaujolais-Villages 2018 (£8.88 Producer: Château de Pougelon)


Château de Pougelon, Morgon 2018 (£10.32 Producer: Château de Pougelon)


Mommessin, Les Grandes Mises, Côte de Brouilly 2017 (£13.24 Matthew Clark)


Domaine du Vissoux, Chermette, Origine Beaujolais 2017 (£11.58 Enotria&Coe)

Favourited by: Anita Vighova