As every year in France, bottles are opened for the Beaujolais Nouveau.
This tradition began after a Government Order issued on September the 15th, 1951. Originally the aim was to produce a wine that can be quickly released on the market. The Beaujolais Nouveau is qualified as a “primeur” wine, which means it is sold very soon after its harvest. The wine macerates for only two months.
Beaujolais Nouveau is now well-known around the world. Japan is the leading importer of this wine, buying 59.183 hectolitres (7.9 million bottles).