You’ve heard of Beaujolais Nouveau, a young red wine designed to be sipped (er—slurped) slightly chilled. Made from Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais region of France, the wine is released every year on the third Thursday of November—just in time for you to snap some up for Thanksgiving dinner. But rosé lovers rejoice, 2018’s stock has a newcomer: Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé.
Produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, the family-owned winery responsible for popularizing Beaujolais Nouveau, the wine is made from the same crop of Gamay grapes. “Rosé’s lighter, fresh profile is similar to the description of Beaujolais Nouveau, so it’s no surprise that the Gamay grape would be a natural to produce high quality Rosé,” said Dennis Kreps, co-owner of the exclusive U.S. importer of Georges Duboeuf, in a press release.
Much like its close cousin, the rosé will be available nationwide on November 15 for the very reasonable price of $14 a bottle. Here’s to mashed potatoes and turkey with a healthy pour of our favorite pink drink.