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The Beaujolais is a French AOC wine generally made of the Gamay grape. Like most AOC wines they are not labelled varietally. Whites from the region, which make up only 1% of its production, are made with Chardonnay grapes. Beaujolais tends to be a very light-bodied red wine, with relatively high amounts of acidity, making it ill suited for casual sipping.
Generally speaking, a Beaujolais should be consumed within the first three years of its life in order to insure quality; only the wine produced by the best vintners improve with age for up to ten years.