Enjoy Holiday tips, including Gamay Nouveau enthuses CEO Rossana Magnotta

On your mark, get set go… Gamay Nouveau 2009 is about to hit the shelves! The excitement and joy of the first wine to be released after harvest around the world is aptly called Beaujolais Nouveau in Beaujolais, Gamay Nouveau in Canada and Vino Novello in Italy. Other countries too, participate in this festive and frivolous ritual, whereby this very young wine, hence the name “nouveau” has it’s release on the third Thursday in November, no matter the continent.

On your mark, get set go… Gamay Nouveau 2009 is about to hit the shelves! The excitement and joy of the first wine to be released after harvest around the world is aptly called Beaujolais Nouveau in Beaujolais, Gamay Nouveau in Canada and Vino Novello in Italy. Other countries too, participate in this festive and frivolous ritual, whereby this very young wine, hence the name “nouveau” has it’s release on the third Thursday in November, no matter the continent.

Origins of this “fresh wine” began with a reward to all the workers in the vineyards, after days of harvesting grapes, this fresh, fruity and fanciful, easy drinking wine was quaffed in celebration of a job well done and completed.

This week we had the great pleasure, and fun to speak with Rossana Magnotta, who passionately conveyed to us her opinion, “we here in Ontario, should embrace this tradition, celebrated around the world, it is exciting, it is global and delicious! Rossana went on to explain how quickly we have to act here, our grapes need to hang on the vine a little longer, we harvest the grapes, produce the wine with “carbonic maceration” where the grapes ferment in their own skins, and then there is the cold stabilization… thankfully we have the high tech equipment here to speed that up! Without it, the release of our Gamay Nouveau on the third Thursday in November might be a pipe dream for us here in Ontario. Rossana goes on to tell us that only a few Ontario wineries take part, Magnotta is one of them, and is very, very, excited about this 2009 vintage! Be sure to pick up a bottle of the Magnotta Gamay Nouveau, to enjoy with your turkey, your appetizers and of course your friends and family!
Happy Holidays everyone!

VQA – Niagara Peninsula
Gamay Nouveau 2009
Magnotta
$8.95

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