2019 is turning out to be a vintage of very pretty wines. Very concentrated and lush with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, violets, and graham. Lighter in body, but equally flavor-packed on the palate. Pair with tuna, pork chops
The 2018 Beaujolais is stylish - grapes are estate-grown, hand-harvested, naturally fermented, and unfiltered. 2018 is turning out to be a vintage of very pretty wines. Very concentrated and lush with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, violets, and graham. Lighter in body, but equally flavor-packed on the palate. Pair with tuna, pork chops, roast chicken, veal chops.
In the hamlet of Le Breuil, way down in southern Beaujolais in France, and sitting above a narrow creek, the Domaine Dupeuble has been running almost continuously since 1512. The name of the domaine has changed only three times in its entire history, with the most recent being when the last heir, Anna Asmaquer, married Jules Dupeuble in 1919. Currenlty, Anna’s son Paul, and her grand children Ghislaine and Stéphane Dupeuble, manage the domaine.
Tradition is important to this family. Keeping it in mind, each generation has also added something new, including increasing the size of the property. Today it covers one hundred hectares, about forty percent of which is dedicated to vineyards. The family strongly advocates the practice of lutte raisonnée approach to vineyard work - they tend their vines without the use of any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. The vineyards are planted mainly with Gamay Noir, face Southeast, South, and Southwest. About thirds of the property is on granite-based soils with clay and limestone.
This wine is fermented naturally, meaning carbonic maceration, and aged in cement and stainless steel. The fermentation process last 8-12 days. The finished wine is bottled unfiltered.