Country: France Region: Beaujolais
Vintage: 2018 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Georges Duboeuf
“It’s Beaujolais Nouveau time” and enthusiasts around the world will enjoy their first sip of this vin de primeur on 15th November 2018 to celebrate the arrival of the new vintage! As you bought some from us last time out, you are getting the first opportunity to reserve yours before any of our customers do later this week. Simply reply to thie amail and I’ll hold some for you. We are limited to 20 cases of 12 this year. Celebrating the end of the harvest, George Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau will be distributed around the world for its global launch on that day.
The last days of the harvest were bathed in warm, late summer sunshine. From the beginning of the harvest on 27th August through to 23rdSeptember, exceptional weather conditions have paved the way for a sublime vintage that will be remembered as one of the best in years.
“Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 is shaping up to be headily aromatic with bountiful fruit and intense aromas of red and black berries”, according to Georges Duboeuf. “In the mouth, it is generous and intense with a rich and silky structure and a wonderfully fresh finish. There is no mistaking the Gamay here. We can confirm that this vintage will be among the greatest we’ve ever known”, he added.
(In line with French law Beaujolais Nouveau cannot be released on sale until the third Thursday in November each year). Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 is available at WineOnline.ie at a price of €13.00 per bottle. RRP: €78 FOR 6 OR €156 FOR 12
More than 60 million bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, representing one third of the total wine production of the Beaujolais region, are produced each year. Georges Duboeuf is known for its popularisation and production of Beaujolais wines, leading to Dubeouf’s nickname of Le Roe du Beaujolais (The King of Beaujolais) or sometimes Pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais).
Made from 100% Gamay grapes, which have thinner skins than most grapes, causing a lower tannin level, Beaujolais Nouveau is the most popular ‘vin de primeur’, fermented for just a few weeks and then officially released for sale. By law, Beaujolais Grapes must be harvested by hand and grown on individual, free standing vines. Beaujolais Nouveau is harvested, produced, bottled and shipped within two months. It owes its easy drinkability to a winemaking process called carbonic maceration, or whole-berry fermentation. This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the wine.
Beaujolais Nouveau is known internationally as the wine of friendship and hospitality.