Georges Duboeuf 2017 Julienas Beaujolais France
91 points James Suckling
90 points Wine Enthusiast
A deep crimson with purplish tints, this wine reveals complex, delicate aromas of dark berries and flowers (peonies and violets) with hints of pepper. Clean and fruity, well-balanced, quite full and aromatic, the wine has a fine structure. We recommend to taste this wine at 55-57°F.
Winemaker Notes - The grapes for this Georges Duboeuf “Flower Label” wine come from vines that are 50 years or older. They are trellised in the traditional Gobelet style. The grapes are harvested manually, in whole bunches, and are destemmed prior to crushing. Semi-carbonic maceration takes place, and fermentation is conducted at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.
Interesting Facts - An emperor’s wine by name. And one was needed, as a tribute to the divine Julius Caesar. A writers’ wine, too, as it’s a favorite with writers and certain journalists. Juliénas wines are colorful, solid, firm “autumn” wines that will reach their peak after a few years in the cellar.
Serving Suggestions - This wine pairs best with grilled red meats, creamy cheeses such as brie or camembert.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
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