Grape Varietal: 100% Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc
Growing Region: Beaujolais, France
Owner / Winemaker: Franck Duboeuf

Beaujolais-Villages wine takes its name from the 39 winemaking villages in the Beaujolais wine producing region. Each village standing out for many years for superior quality. 'Superior' meaning - better aromatic complexity, enhanced fruit concentration, palate structure and more consistent reliability each vintage. The vineyards which the fruit for this wine was sourced - come from some of the oldest wine-growing families in the Beaujolais wine region.

 

Franck Duboeuf is now guiding this dynamic, pioneering family owned wine company, built on solid foundations by his father Georges - who is still involved. Setting high quality standards and being appreciated around the globe. Franck and the winemaking team at Duboeuf work closely with some 400 grape-growers in the region - crafting wines that can be found in over 140 countries. Georges Duboeuf wines are without doubt the most recognized Beaujolais wine brand the world over. Beaujolais-Villages wine is that ideal, multipurpose red wine the world is looking for versatility and early drinkability.
Harvesting of the fruit is all done by hand, whole bunches, de-stemmed before fermentation, which took place between 26 - 28°C with locally identified yeast strains. The grapes underwent maceration for approximately 6 to 8 days.
In the glass this Beaujolais-Villages displays a deep, vibrant cherry red colour, with a bluish hue. On the nose the wine shows ripe red fruit aromas, expressions of wild strawberry, raspberries and black currant notes, with a touch of spice. These ripe, bright fruits carry through onto the palate which is velvet smooth, with soft tannins, refreshing natural acidity and well-balanced. Due to its soft tannins and fruit friendly nature, the wines of Beaujolais Villages are best served slightly chilled at 13-15°C.

A vibrant, light red wine which lends itself to many occasions.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this coming summer season; and over the next 3-4 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with lamb cutlets, grilled chicken breast, glazed ham, light pasta dishes, aubergine tortellini and creamy cheeses, enjoy.