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There’s always something special about the third Thursday in November — Nouveau Day! Get your first taste of St. James Winery’s 2015 growing season with our delicious Nouveau wine today!

This year’s Nouveau is a beautiful dry red is made from a select blend of grapes. The 2015 Nouveau has flavors of black cherry and plums. A beautifully crafted wine, it’s well-structured with a lasting finish.

Nouveau is specially made to be enjoyed young, so it will taste delicious alongside whatever you’re serving on your holiday table. And because our Nouveau is produced in small quantities, fans of this fall wine know to shop early!

St. James Winery is one of a very few wineries in Missouri to make a Nouveau wine, which makes this Nouveau a rare opportunity for wine lovers to get a sneak peek at the grape harvest which just ended. It’s part of St. James Winery’s end of harvest celebration!

Nouveau wine customs date back many years and find their roots in the Beaujolais region of France where Nouveau began as a celebration commemorating the end of the grape harvest. However, in a cash-strapped Europe after World War II, the Beaujolais wineries and winemakers developed a wine style designed to be enjoyed right away, without an extended aging process. When the Nouveau was sent to stores in Lyon, France, for sale on the third Thursday of November a new tradition was born.

 

Annually on the third Thursday in November, the first wine bottled to celebrate the new harvest is released for sale. Not all wineries produce a Nouveau, and in fact, St. James Winery is proud to be one of a select group of wineries that produces a Nouveau wine each year.

St. James Winery’s 2012 Nouveau is a lovely dry red, crafted from a select blend of Chambourcin and Rougeon grapes that were grown in the Ozark Highlands AVA. This wine is bursting with flavors of red cherries and fresh raspberries, with underlying notes of cocoa.

A light and fruity wine with low residual sugar, 2012 Nouveau will be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table when paired it with turkey and all the trimmings.

Because Nouveau is made to be enjoyed while it is young, now’s the time to buy it, drink it, and enjoy it.