Dupeuble, Beaujolais Nouveau 2020Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
In the States, we talk about “The Deep South” and we are referencing the southern culture down by the gulf. The personalities coming from this part of the Country is unlike anything else. The hospitality is over the top yet sometimes slightly back country. This is very much the same for the regions where Dupeuble is from; this is the deep south of Beaujolais. Recently many of the Cru’s (towns) have become quite famous, but this part of the region is true farm country and has been for a long time. The Dupeuble Domaine dates back to 1512 and has produced wines with very little change in their methods.
The Dupeuble Beaujolais comes from vines ranging from 50 to 100 year old vines from clay, granite, and limestone soils. The juice ferments naturally via carbonic maceration for just 5 days versus its traditional Dupeuble Rouge counterpart that ferments for 8-12 days. This Nouveau ages in stainless steel to keep it fresh and juicy. Drink it immediately and enjoy it chilled as the French do!
Beaujolais Nouveau Day, historically, is the release of the first wine of the harvest, but also a celebration of the end of harvest. The grapes are harvested just weeks prior. There over 100 Nouveau festivals all over Beaujolais that go with the region's excellent food. Although the Nouveau style has given Beaujolais a reputation of plonk-like, bubblegum-ey, fruity-tooty tasting wine, that is clearly not always the case.