Domaine Dupeuble Père et Fils Beaujolais Nouveau 2016

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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 aromas of candied flowers, raspberry, cherry and blueberry. Super jammy berries [raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, black currant, cherry, all the berries really] with an occasional trace of rose petal swell the full body. Silky smooth, with mineral traces on the dry, clean fruit finish. Fantastically fresh, with an elegant edge, wonderful on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.

100% Gamay
Beaujolais Nouveau
France
Estate Bottled by Domaine Dupeuble Père et Fils
12% Alcohol
$13
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Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2016

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Estate: Domaine de la Madone is run by the Bererd family, whose history in the Beaujolais region dates all the way back to the 16th century. The domaine is located on the famous hillside of La Madone in the northern part of the Beaujolais region and is headed today by Olivier and Katerina Bererd. The vineyards are situated on high altitude, steep slopes with pink granite soil, which bestow their wines with a renowned “complexity and depth than nearly any other wines designated Beaujolais-Villages”.

Winemaking: All grapes are hand harvested from low yielding old vines, the majority of which are 100 years old. Vineyards are farmed organically. Since 1998, Skurnik Wines have been importing this limited edition Nouveau, and it has consistently been “at the top of the Nouveau rankings in Wine Spectator and the New York Times”.

Tasting Notes: Inky red-violet in colour, very aromatic with floral and candied fruit bounding from the glass. Floral notes are enveloped in black cherry, blackberry, tart cherry and soft, plush tannins in the medium body. Good acidity and a hint of peppery spice fuse into the fruity, dry finish. Well balanced, delicious and a phenomenal value, this can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide variety of dishes. [It was fantastic with cheesy cauliflower ravioli and chipotle faux beef tips.]

100% Gamay
Beaujolais Villages Nouveau
France
Estate Bottled by Jean Bererd et Fils Vignerons
13% Alcohol
$8
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Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2016

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Estate: Maison Joseph Drouhin was founded over 130 years ago and is headed now by the 4th generation of the Drouhin family, Frédéric, along with his siblings Véronique, Philippe and Laurent. Today, with 73 hectares assembled over the years through purchases and agreements between families, the estate is one of the largest in all of Burgundy.

Philosophy: Natural practices have granted them the capability to achieve their goal of expressing “the exact character of each terroir” in their wines.

Winemaking: “Our credo is to bring natural answers to natural problems.” They are passionate about organic and biodynamic viticulture with methods such as herb-based vine treatments, natural predators rather then chemicals, and plowing by horse. Grapes were sourced from vineyards with pink granite soil.

Tasting Notes: Brilliant transparent red violet in colour with aromas of wild berry pie and hint of earth. Bountiful fresh raspberry, black cherry and black currant are glossed by bright acidity, keeping the lush, ripe fruit lithe and graceful. Finishing exactly how you want it to; clean and fruity. Fantastically easy drinking and with its vivid fruit & bright acidity, super versatile at the table.
*Winemakers Note: Drink young at 14°-15°C (57°-59° F)

100% Gamay
Beaujolais Nouveau
France
Bottled by Joseph Drouhin
12.5% Alcohol
$8
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Domaine Dupeuble Père et Fils Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

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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.

100% Gamay
Beaujolais Nouveau
France
Mis en Bouteille a la Propriété
13% Alcohol
$12
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Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2015

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Estate: Domaine de la Madone is run by the Bererd family, whose history in the Beaujolais region dates all the way back to the 16th century. The domaine is located on the famous hillside of La Madone in the northern part of the Beaujolais region. The vineyards are situated on high altitude, steep slopes with pink granite soil, which bestow their wines with a renowned “complexity and depth than nearly any other wines designated Beaujolais-Villages”.

Winemaking: All grapes are hand harvested from low yielding old vines, the majority of which are 100 years old. Since 1998, Skurnik Wines have been importing this limited edition Nouveau, and it has consistently been “at the top of the Nouveau rankings in Wine Spectator and the New York Times”.

Tasting Notes: Dark red-violet in colour with aromas of black currant, raspberry and wildflowers. Soft and velvety with black currant, raspberry and blackberry flavours that provide an engaging fusion of soft juicy fruit with a tart streak. Fruit with a hint of spice comprises the pleasantly harmonizing finish.

100% Gamay
Beaujolais Villages
France
Mis en Bouteille au Domaine
13% Alcohol
$10
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