The remarkable 50-years-old vines (and older) form one single, undivided vineyard circling the estate and benefit from optimal soil and microclimate conditions. Southern vineyard exposure to the sun allows the grapes to attain perfect ripening, using the Gobelet Trellis System, before they are harvested. Harvesting of this wine is done manually, in whole bunches and the grapes are unstemmed. Maceration occurs, using racking, and wine is aged in new Fondres (large French oak barrels) for one year, before spending eight months in the bottle.
The vineyards are owned by the Condemne family, long-time growers in the Julienas Cru that have worked with the Duboeufs for many years.
This wine pairs nicely with steak, green pepper sauce and mature cheeses.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Morgon
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2016
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2017
2015: 90 Pts - Vinous, Jan 2017
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #219, June 2015