Today, the third Thursday in November, we welcomed the arrival of Beaujolais nouveau with un poulet rôti, des frites, and a chilled bottle of this year's "bo-jo".
Beaujolais nouveau stands out because it is such a young wine, bottled and sold only a few weeks after the fermentation process has begun. Across France and among oenophiles worldwide, this wine is greeted with banners and one-minute-after-midnight tastings. Reviews are mixed among the French; critics cannot get past its youth, but it seems that its devotees believe a comeback is brewing (or fermenting, so to speak).
I liked what we tasted tonight. Though its initial introduction is a bit astringent, I found the taste grew more rounded. And it was a perfect accompaniment to our easy, tasty meal on this chilly autumn evening.
And as a side note, is there anything better than a rotisserie chicken? Moist, flavorful, topped with a juicy skin-- not to mention incredibly convenient after a long day at work. Paired with some Trader Joe's oven fries and a salad, it might just be the perfect dinner. At least I think so.