November has arrived and with it the wine world's biggest hype. Soon the new wine will be in shops all around the world and people will drink unfinished wine and think that this is actually good. Well, not me! I’ll be opening a nice bottle of Beaujolais that has been allowed to age and rest before it has been sold, giving the criminally underrated grape Gamay a chance to shine!
Trenel will soon be celebrating its 100 year anniversary and they are now well established as one of the top producers of wine from the Beaujolais region. The make several wines, both red, white and sparkling and we are lucky enough to get several here in Norway.
This week we have opened the Cuvée Rochebonne, a fine wine made from 100% Gamay. It is is produced on the east of the “Pierres Dorées” area, on three parcels east-oriented and facing the Mont Blanc. They’re located in the village of Lucenay and are particularly ancient: the older one has been planted in 1922. The soil is very clayey and gives roundness and structure to the wine
Trénel Cuvée Rochebonne 2021 - 187,90 kr
Lovely and dark red colour, almost purple. Cherry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Very fruity and full of berries. In the mouth the wine is finely structured with good acidity and nice balanced tannins. The berries continue in the mouth and make the wine very pleasurable to drink. Also very good length. Just a very good wine!
Enjoy it by it self or with a soft cheese like camembert or brie.