Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021
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Region: Beaujolais, France
Grape varieties: 100% Gamay
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 is refreshing, fruity, and supple, this vintage is a perfect expression of Beaujolais Nouveau.
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About Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 is this year’s first wine of the harvest. Aromas of small red fruits, red currant, and cranberry. It is refreshing, fruity, and supple on the palate, this vintage is a perfect expression of Beaujolais Nouveau.
The Beaujolais Nouveau from Georges Duboeuf is sourced from the southern part of the Beaujolais region, which is a patchwork of terroir ranging from sand, clay and limestone to granite and schist. A difference in altitude and latitude can influence the style of wine. Some of the grapes were picked manually, in whole clusters, while others were machine harvested. The average age of the vines is 20 years old. Traditional semi-carbonic maceration took place over eight days, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at temperatures between 66-68 °F degrees.
About Georges Duboeuf
Georges Duboeuf was born to a family of vineyard owners and grape growers in the Macon region of Southern Burgundy. When his father died, he took over the family business and began producing and bottling his own wines from his family’s vineyards rather than selling to a negociant. Eventually, he would encourage other small family growers throughout the region to do the same and help them in their endeavors through the creation of his mobile bottling truck. This represented a huge shift away from negociant wines that were blends of grapes grown throughout the region to single-estate bottlings that he would then bring to market. He traveled, by bicycle, to local restaurants and eventually to Lyon – the heart of French gastronomy – where it was
put on some of the best restaurant lists. The story goes that Paul Bocuse tasted his whites, purchased them, and said if Georges could make a red as
good as his whites, he would buy that, too. In 1982, Georges Duboeuf brought the first bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau to the U.S. and thus began an annual tradition that would grow into the biggest wine celebration in the world.