Thursday, August 1, 2013

Beyond Beaujolais: Georges Duboeuf 2012 Jolie Saison Gamay

Everyone knows Beaujolais, right? At least Beaujolais Nouveau, the annual celebration of young, approachable wine. Most of Beaujolais vineyards are on hillsides or slopes that can only be hand tended. By law, the grapes in Beaujolais must be hand harvested and everything is handmade. Yesterday we went beyond typical Beaujolais, tasting a media sample of Georges Duboeuf 2012 Jolie Saison Gamay - a wine made from 100% Gamay grapes from 4 growing areas in France, which has never been done before.

Georges Duboeuf 2012 Jolie Saison Gamay

Tasting notes: dark fruit and sour cherry on the nose; dusty blackberry and dark cherry flavors; good structure, well-balanced but a bit tannic on the finish. Wonderful on its own, but even better with food.

This wine will be available at Seasons 52 Restaurant September 17th!

Here's the video from the tasting:

Jolie Saison Gamay webcast

Disclaimer: This wine was provided for review purposes.

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