Georges Duboeuf, Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 | Beaujolais, France

By Dirk Smits

Wine of the Week – Beaujolais Nouveau | November 23, 2020

The hand-harvested Gamay grapes used for Beaujolais Nouveau come from the flat, southern part of the region, and when the grapes arrive at the winery, they undergo carbonic maceration, a technique that yields light-bodied, fruity wines with light tannins. Not intended to age, these wines are best enjoyed within six months of release.

Origin: Beaujolais, France
Varietals: 100% Gamay
Sustainability: Sustainable practices
Suggested retail price: $13.49
ABV: 13%

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 is mainly sourced from the southern part of the Beaujolais region, which is a patchwork of soil types ranging from sand to granite and schist. Traditional semi-carbonic maceration lasts from four to six days and malolactic fermentation is fully conducted in stainless steel tanks.

The wine has a brilliant garnet color with a touch of purple. The nose provides vibrant strawberries with a hint of bananas. The palate shows bright red and black fruit, spice, very light tannins and good, juicy acidity.

Suggested food pairings: Salads, turkey, salmon, tapas, charcuterie and cheese

> For more information, visit the Georges Duboeuf official website.