Gaillac Celebrates Its New Wine

Celebration of the new wine
Celebration of the new wine

Loosely called in the east of France “Beaujolais nouveau” and here in the south west “primeur”, new wine “millésime” 2017 arrives all over France traditionally on the 3rd week of November, ready to be drunk after only few months following the grape harvest.
To celebrate the arrival of new wine – officially released like its famous counterpart the “Beaujolais” on the 3rd Thursday of November – 40 wineries of Gaillac, a wine region situated between Toulouse and Albi, in the Tarn department of south west France, opened last weekend their doors for wine tasting and a multitude of other activities including concerts, farmer’s markets, friendly meals etc.
It is estimated that each year around 700,000 bottles of “primeur” wine are produced in Gaillac region, 90% of red wine and 10% of white wine.
The “primeur”, in contrast to the barrel aged wine, cannot be held in a bottle for a long time and maintains its flavors only for maximum one year.
Primeur and a plate of delis
Primeur and a plate of delis

While in Bordeaux region they serve you wine with cheese, in Gaillac the wine was matched with a little plate of delis.
Serving Wine at Sarrabelle winery of Gaillac
Serving Wine at Sarrabelle winery of Gaillac
Visitors tasting wine at Sarrabelle winery of Gaillac wine region
Visitors tasting wine at Sarrabelle winery of Gaillac wine region
Chateau "Clement Termes" Vineyard in November
Chateau “Clement Termes” Vineyard in November
"Clement Termes" winery
“Clement Termes” winery
"Clement Termes" "primeur" wine bottles
“Clement Termes” “primeur” wine bottles
Wine tasting at wine chateau "Clement Termes"
Wine tasting at wine chateau “Clement Termes”
"Carcenac" primeur wine bottle
“Carcenac” primeur wine bottle
Vineyard of domain Carcenac
Vineyard of domain Carcenac

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