Result list for “Georges Duboeuf” (26 entries)

Georges Duboeuf – 2021

By billn on March 25, 2023

Tasted in Romanèche-Thorins with Franck Dubeouf & Emeric Gaucher, 20 February 2023. Vins Georges Duboeuf 208 rue de Lancié 71570 Romanèche-Thorins Tel: +33 3 85 35 34 20 www.duboeuf.com More reports with Maison Georges Duboeuf Franck on 2022: “Lower volume this year due to the dryness – which was completely… Read More

Georges Duboeuf – 2020

By billn on April 21, 2022

Tasted in Romanèche-Thorins with Emeric Gaucher & Frannck Duboeuf, 14 February 2022. Vins Georges Duboeuf 208 rue de Lancié 71570 Romanèche-Thorins Tel: +33 3 85 35 34 20 www.duboeuf.com More reports with Maison Georges Duboeuf Franck on… Read More

Georges Duboeuf – 2019

By billn on March 30, 2021

Tasted in Romanèche-Thorins with Adrien Duboeuf, 15 February 2021. Vins Georges Duboeuf 208 rue de Lancié 71570 Romanèche-Thorins Tel: +33 3 85 35 34 20 www.duboeuf.com More reports for Maison Georges Duboeuf Adrien on commerce: “Sales… Read More

Georges Duboeuf – 2018

By billn on March 22, 2020

Tasted in Romanèche-Thorins with winemaker Emeric Gaucher, 10 February 2020. Vins Georges Duboeuf 208 rue de Lancié 71570 Romanèche-Thorins Tel: +33 3 85 35 34 20 www.duboeuf.com More reports for Maison Georges Duboeuf Emeric on 2018: “I… Read More

Thanks to Georges Duboeuf

By billn on January 05, 2020 #sad losses...

February 2017, with Adrien & Georges Duboeuf, plus oenelogue Guy Marion who had worked together with Georges since 1976… Yesterday we said goodbye to ‘Mister Beaujolais;‘ Georges Duboeuf was 87 years old. I only tasted once with Georges, above, but he was generous with his time if… Read More

Georges Duboeuf – 2017

By billn on February 17, 2019 #br extra!#pages

Tasted in Romanèche-Thorins with Adrien Duboeuf, 15 February 2019. Vins Georges Duboeuf 208 rue de Lancié 71570 Romanèche-Thorins Tel: +33 3 85 35 34 20 www.duboeuf.com Adrien on 2018: “2018 was a marvelous year. Really it was such an enormous quantity. Read More

Georges Duboeuf – 2016

By billn on March 21, 2018 #br extra!#pages

Tasted in Romanèche-Thorins with Franck Duboeuf, 23 February 2018. Vins Georges Duboeuf 208 rue de Lancié 71570 Romanèche-Thorins Tel: +33 3 85 35 34 20 www.duboeuf.com Franck on 2017: “2017 was a year of contrasts – some violent weather, quite chaotic but finally… Read More

Profile: Georges Duboeuf

By billn on March 08, 2017 #br extra!#pages

Tasted in Romanèche-Thorins with Adrien & Georges Duboeuf, plus oenelogue Guy Marion who has worked together with Georges since 1976, 06 February 2017. Vins Georges Duboeuf 208 rue de Lancié 71570 Romanèche-Thorins Tel: +33 3 85 35 34 20 www.duboeuf.com Well, what to say… Read More

2023 Beaujolais Nouveau – steady as she goes!

By billn on November 01, 2023 #annual laurels#beaujolais

2023 Beaujolais Nouveau
So - how important is Beaujolais Nouveau today? It may surprise you to learn that in 2022, nearly a quarter of all Beaujolais' 13,500 hectares of production, ended up in bottles that were labelled Nouveau. That was 16,500,000 bottles of Nouveau - and that's a lot - it's equivalent to 85% of all the production of the Burgundy region from Chablis to the 'border' with Beaujolais! France takes 60% of the bottles but the classic markets of Japan, the US and the UK, together, still bought more than 4 million bottles last year. That being the case, it's still worth trying to find some good ones! The 2023 vintage: The vine-growth in 2023 started in the 'new classic' style - ie quite early and in good conditions due to a mild start to the year. This year, there was hardly any worry about frost and there followed practically ideal conditions for flowering. This early debut of growth, followed by the summer heat, ensured that it was another earlier harvesting year - from about the 1st September - so, versus 2021, we certainly had the potential for nearly an extra month of elevage before any Nouveau bottling got underway - but how, exactly, did the post-flowering year go? In 2023, the Beaujolais vigneron(ne)s liked to talk about the weather; there's nothing unusual about 'farmers' talking about the weather, right? Of course not! But, as we approached the harvest, there was a clear focus to most of these conversations - and that focus was the rain - or rather the lack of rain. The crus in the north got a couple of decent rainfalls in July/August but to the south not - here it stayed dry from mid-June right up to the harvest - in fact the further south you went in Beaujolais, the drier it got, reducing the berry size and therefore the yields - unsurprisingly, it was the young vines that particularly suffered in these conditions. The producers point to the counter-balance of the daytime heat with cooler nights - 'so the wines have a nice aromatic balance - not too warm!' Proportionately, Beaujolais Nouveau is made in higher quantities from vines in the appellations of Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages as these labels are a little less attractive to Beaujolais buyers than those wines labelled in the name of 'the crus' - such as Fleurie or Saint Amour. So it is the wines from the south, whose volumes were most severely limited by the summer drought, who provide the bulk of the juice for these Nouveaux - it was an important point for this tasting. The best wines... In the the heartland of Beaujolais Nouveau production - ie the south of Beaujolais - the, drought-related, brake on the potential harvest volume has clearly been of benefit for anyone with an interest in drinking this stuff. That's because any excess volume usually translates into significant quality variation between those who cropped at the maximum and those who were more modest. 2023's more modest harvest volumes have brought some consistency to the wines - a little like in 2022. The Beaujolais Nouveaux are less regular than the Beaujolais Villages Nouveaux but as in most years the latter category come with not just more depth of flavour - they come with more structure too - and in many cases I'd be looking to keep, and drink, the villages over a longer period than the campaign for Nouveau might suggest. I have noted a few more great wines (below) than in 2022 but overall, it's quite a similar number for 97 wines tasted this year. 97 wines tasted - is that a lot? There are probably more like 200-250 different bottlings and/or cuvée names in this category - and good luck to you if you can find some of them in your local markets. I really struggle in Switzerland - and the anonymous (single!) bottling of Switzerland's Coop supermarket is, historically, an awful one - but I'll try it again this year - hopefully without needing to pour (more than!) half of the bottle away! Good hunting! All the wines were tasted and selected blind. It was only after the tasting that I got a copy of the spreadsheet with the names to match to the numbered bottles: 5 Great wines for their labels One more than last year: Jean Loron, Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé Agamy, Domaine de Solémy Beaujolais Nouveau Manoir du Carra Famille Sambardier, Dame Nature Beaujolais Villages Famille Descombe, Granite Beaujolais Villages Richard Rottiers Beaujolais Villages 10 Excellent Wines - Beaujolais Nouveau Two less than in 2022: Jean Loron, Rift 69 Romy, Le Mouflet Georges Duboeuf Jean-Yves Sonnery Domaine de Baluce Domaine des Prévelières Domaine Pierre André Dumas Aurélie et Fabien Romany Domaine des Prévelières, Border'Wine Baptiste Aufranc Célia et David Large, Zombi 9 Excellent Wines - Beaujolais Villages Nouveau Just one more than in 2022: Domaine Gaget, Vinum Memoria Georges Duboeuf Domaine de la Madone Bérerd Père et Fils Nicolas Boudeau Domaine des Terres Vivantes, La Lutine Cave Vignerons de Bel Air, Natural Château de Corcelles Domaine Desprès Julien Aucagne Click on 'Read More...' below to see the full notes for the (almost) 100 wines in the order that they were (blind) tasted on Halloween 2023:   Read More

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