Gamay Beaujolais France France
A light fresh red in jubilant everyday styling, Georges Duboeuf is Roi de Beaujolais, King of Beaujolais. Fashioned from the fruity Gamay varietal which is peculiar to the region, the grape has a thinner skin, characterized by lower levels of tannin for a wine that goes well with everything. By virtue of the traditional carbonic maceration, Beaujolais is excellent when served well chilled, perfectly suited to seafood and very easy to appreciate with ham. Beaujolais is about the unpretentious enjoyment of wine and indulgence of life.
Beaujolais-Villages is a sub-region amongst the hills to the north of Beaujolais, the same area as the ten great Crus of the appellation. Beaujolais-Villages is one of the oldest districts, covering 15,755 acres, the grapes are picked in thirty two villages, and selected from among thirty nine communes. Beaujolais-Villages have great individuality and drinkability, and are all different depending on the soil in which the vines grow. The French refer to them as the happy medium wines, they offer the unique Gamay fruit characters as well as the taste of fresh grapes. Vinified at 30C by the semi carbonic process, Georges Duboeuf is treated to an unwooded tank maturation for several months before bottling.
Light candy purple colour, almost violet. Excitingly perfumed, fragrant with grape characters, fruit and musk, expressions of cherry and apple, florals and banana. According to Georges Duboeuf himself, this chillable red wine tastes of black currant and strawberry, richly textured and very pleasant to the palate. The fresh vibrant flavours of Beaujolais Villages are perfect for any season or cuisine, from Thai to hamburgers, peking duck to seafood.