Beaujolais producers have high hopes for 2009 vintage

Beaujolais producers have high hopes for 2009 vintage

A hot growing season, with some rain in June but very little in July and August, has resulted in excellent Gamay grapes in France’s Beaujolais region, which producers expect will result in some of the area's best wine ever.

The juice from the grapes was especially dark this year, similar to the color of 2005, when grapes had the most concentrated color the region had seen since 1976, said Jean-Luc Berger, technical manager of Inter Beaujolais, the region’s wine trade associ

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