Wine: Beaujolais Blanc

Every Wednesday, wine editor Alec Stuart shares a few tasting notes. This week it’s Henry Fessy Beaujolais Blanc.

Most people associate Beaujolais with red wine, specifically light and easy-drinking red wine. That’s not surprising, considering that the vast majority of the Beaujolais we see on this side of the ocean is light and easy-drinking red wine. But the Beaujolais region also does a pretty fine job with Chardonnay, even if you don’t see it very often.

One good example available locally is the Henry Fessy Beaujolais Blanc. This wine really is a textbook bistro white. It’s a crisp, food-friendly white with lots of beautiful fruit flavours (pears, melons and stone fruit) and a nice long finish.

You won’t find much of interest on the nose, but don’t worry. There’s plenty of flavour in the glass and it’s really easy to enjoy.

Chill it down to 10 degrees and serve it with roast chicken and a green salad. I highly recommend this wine–even in the darkest days of winter and you won’t come across many other French Chardonnays this good for under $20.

Henry Fessy Beaujolais Blanc
$19.97 @ Kenaston Wine Market


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