Harvesting of this wine is done manually, in whole bunches, from vines that are over 50 years old. Maceration lasts from six to eight days and malolactic fermentation is conducted at temperatures between 78.8 F – 82.4 F (26 to 28 degrees Celsius) in stainless steel tanks.
Beaujolais-Villages takes its name from a number of wine-producing villages long identified for the superior quality of their wines. In this instance, “superior” refers to greater complexity in bouquet, higher concentration, and deeper flavor. Its distinctive character sets a middle ground for Beaujolais, with its unique casual charm and the prestigious Top Ten Cru Wines to the north. If one could compare a glass of joyful Beaujolais to Mozart’s Cherubino, then Beaujolais-Villages would be Figaro- more mature, worldly and self assured. Beaujolais- Villages is that ideal, multipurpose red wine we all look for in a wine.
This wine is great as an aperitif, it also works well with appetizers and charcuterie, such as prosciutto and other salty meats, pulled pork sliders, soft cheeses and light pasta dishes.
Producer: Les Vins Georges Duboeuf
Region: A.O.C. Beaujolais- Villages
Wine Composition: 100% Gamay
Total Acidity: 5.73 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.8 G/L
2020: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Apr. 2021
2019: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Apr. 2020
2019: BEST BUY, Wine & Spirits, Oct. 2020
2018: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2019
2017: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2018
2016: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2018
2015: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Feb. 2017