Georges Duboeuf ‘Saint-Amour’ Beaujolais 2017
Grape Varietal: 100% Gamay Noir
Growing Region: Saint-Amour, Beaujolais - France
Owner / Director: Franck Duboeuf
4 Stars ★★★★
It has been a few years since I last visited Franck - but I can still remember like it was yesterday the lovely drive over the rolling hills. And the sight of the Windmill as you drive through the delightful village of Moulin-à-Vent and on down through the region to the winery. Actually the Tour de France was in the area at the time - and the hotel I was staying in was full of support members and film crew from around the world, so a memorable visit.
Georges Duboeuf wines have an incredible worldwide recognition, with a brand guarantee, confidence and pleasure of all lovers of easy-to-drink wines on all occasions. Gamay grown in Saint-Amour generally provides a lighter and less concentrated expression of Beaujolais Cru wine. It is the most northerly of the 10 Beaujolais Cru’s, and its full name is Saint-Amour-Bellevue. It is the only cru located entirely within the department of Saône et Loire. Due to its charming name, Saint-Amour is obviously a popular Valentine's Day wine around the globe, and almost a quarter of the total production is shared on February 14.
The grapes were hand harvested, and a number of bunches underwent semi-carbonic maceration. During vinification a portion underwent malolactic fermentation, with the whole process taking place in temperature-controlled stainless steel.
• In your glass you are greeted by a brilliant ruby colour with a shining hue. This Saint-Amour wine is articulate and charming with dominant cherries, kirsch, floral and dried herb aromas. The light-medium weighted palate is a fruit-driven style with a soft fleshy textural focus on cherries, wild berries and a hint of sweet peach. Nicely balanced with those bright red fruits with mellow tannins and a smooth finish.
This 2017 Georges Duboeuf ‘Saint-Amour’ Beaujolais has 13% Alc./vol. - made in a classic dry style. Chill ever-so slightly and serve in a generous wine glass at 14°- 16°C.
CELLARING POTENTIAL: *(Review 7/03/21)
Drinking perfectly well this season; plus - will age nicely for another 2 - 3 years.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Perfect wine pairing with bbq'd lamb cutlets, pulled-pork, Cajun chicken breast, smoked ham, mushroom pasta dishes, aubergine tortellini and aged mild cheeses- enjoy