Always one of my favorite Beaujolais Nouveau each season, vibrant and tangy with delicious fresh fruit and spice.
Estate: Domaine Dupeuble is located in the southern part of the Beaujolias region of eastern France. The estate has been making wine nearly continuously since 1512, and throughout that lengthy history, the name has only changed three times. The most recent name change was in 1919 when estate heiress Anna Asmaquer married Jules Dupeuble. Today their grandson Damien, along with his wife, brothers and their children, run the estate. Over the years the family has incrementally been able to increase their property holdings, currently the estate consists of 100 hectares, 40% of which are vineyards. Their wines are renowned for their combination of high quality and reasonable price.
Winemaking: The family are committed to lutte raisonnée cultivation methods and therefore do not use any chemicals or synthetic products in the vineyards or during production. Grapes are harvested by hand and vinified without the use of sulphur, “wines are not chaptalized, filtered, or degassed and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation”. Grapes for the Beaujolais Nouveau were sourced from vines 50-100 years old.
Tasting Notes: Bright red-violet in colour with inviting aromas of strawberry, raspberry and floral hints. Fruity and elegant with a lively blend of fresh berries atop a tangy undercurrent, traces of pink peppercorn and rose lingered between each sip.
Serve slightly chilled.