“Dear Karen, Can Beaujolais be aged?” —Jenny W. (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Hi Jenny. It depends on the kind of Beaujolais. Beaujolais Nouveau—the soda pop-like wine that’s released every November—does not age. It should be drunk (chilled) right away. But serious Beaujolais from the ten Beaujolais Cru do age thanks to their greater structures, complexity, and depth of flavor. The ten Cru are: St.-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly.