Nicely drinkable, easy to pair with pretty much anything. Although Beaujolais-Villages works at room temperature, it is traditionally served cooler than other reds, chilled to 52 degrees F. Its aroma is of ripe berries with a hint of something else, something floral (violet?).
Wines bearing the Beaujolais-Villages label are restricted to using grapes coming from at least 2 of the 39 communes in Haut-Beaujolais. These are better wines with more complexity and depth. They can be kept from one to three years. Beaujolais-Villages is a simple, fruity red wine produced from Gamay grapes.