Chateau de la Perriere

Chateau de la Perriere (Handout photo / June 20, 2013)

From: Brouilly, Beaujolais, France

Price: $19

Serve with: Roast poultry, grilled tuna, sausage

Who would have thought brats and Beaujolais would go so well together? But this elegant wine from Brouilly, one of the more exalted sub-regions within the Beaujolais district, brought a refreshing acidity to contrast with the fattiness of the sausage. This medium-weight, vibrant red wine offers penetrating raspberry flavor. Minus the sweetness, it evokes memories of Chambord liqueur, with dollops of earth and game flavors. It's a sheer pleasure to drink now, and there's no reason to sit on it.

--Michael Dresser