2019 Division “Nouveau Nouveau”
100% Gamay Noir (Willard Farm, Yakima Valley)
Columbia Valley AVA
Mais oui…Le Division "Nouveau Nouveau" est arrivé! 2019 marks the eighth vintage of our Beaujolais-inspired Nouveau made with 100% Gamay Noir from Willard Farms, planted at high up lands of the Yakima Valley, within the Columbia Valley AVA.
Like our friends in Beaujolais, nouveau wines are typically the first wines released from any given vintage, created to celebrate the end of harvest. Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the third Thursday in November, is when these wines are released to the general public. We stick to this tradition and release our Nouveau Nouveau on the same day, with a celebration of winemakers and wine drinkers all over the world to pop these fresh, fruity, and quaffable reds to celebrate the bounty of the harvest and all of the hard work involved in making the year’s wine. Nouveau is all about drinking, not thinking – so grab some friends, grab some nouveau, and enjoy!
Division’s Nouveau Nouveau is made by carbonic maceration in sealed stainless steel. The grapes were picked in September, the wine completed primary fermentation in October, and the wine was bottled in early November in advance of Nouveau Day. Unfined, unfiltered and unpretentiously fun.
Like the best Nouveau, Division’s is fresh, fruity, and easy drinking. It is best served with a light chill, and in the company of good friends and family. Drink now!