Harvesting of this wine is done manually in whole bunches from vines that are over 20 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° C) 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 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, multi-purpose red wine.
Drink slightly chilled. 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: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Beaujolais-Villages
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.9 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.56 g/l
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