If you haven't explored Beaujolais now is the time! Beaujolais is a complex and exciting world made up of ten crus: Saint-Amour, Julienas, Chenas, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnie, Cote de Brouilly and Brouilly. While the top wines can cost upwards of $70, it is common to find that the best of Beaujolais will blow your mind for less than half that price. Beaujolais is often associated with Beaujolais Nouveau that appears on shelves on the third Thursday of November and are best consumed early. There is certainly nothing wrong with Beaujolais Nouveau, but for many wine lovers knowledge of Beaujolais ends there.
If there's one name in Beaujolais that everyone's heard, it's that of Georges Duboeuf, le Roi du Beaujolais, the king of Beaujolais. Georges created Les Vins Georges Duboef in 1967. He revolutionized winemaking in his day by rediscovering traditional methods with great respect for the winemaker, rigorous selection and the pursuit of the purest expression of any given varietal. Sadly, Georges Duboeuf passed away at the beginning of this year. Join the many lovers of Beaujolais in opening this bottle in memory of a legendary figure in French wine.
This Beaujolais comes from Ch?teau Saint-Amour, the smallest, northern most cru in Beaujolais. The vineyards of the Sidaurin Estate, a longtime partner with Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, include 49.4 acres where most of the vineyards are more than 20 years old. The grapes are harvested manually in whole bunches. Semi-carbonic maceration and malolactic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.
The color of this wine is a deep ruby-garnet red with complex aromas of ripe red fruit where especially cherry is dominant. It is rich and full-bodied with silky and generous tannins. The fruits follow through to the palate and play out to a very pleasing finish. This wine is a great match for lamb moussaka and many Indian dishes that feature lamb.