Always one of my favorite Beaujolais Nouveau each season. As with other Beaujolais Nouveau, the dry weather in 2015 contributes super soft tannins and a bit more dense fruit in this vintage. Wonderfully vibrant and fresh as usual.
Estate: Domaine Dupeuble is located in the southern part of the Beaujolais 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 in a mixture of granite, clay and limestone soil.
Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with stunningly fresh aromas of raspberry along with floral hints. Like biting into a summer raspberry, laced with earthy hints of crisp autumn sun soaked leaves [I tried to find a less pretentious sounding description, but that really is what I tasted]. Soft tannins, traces of minerals and white peppercorn highlight black current notes on the juicy, clean finish.
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