Beaujolais-Villages by Marine Descombe, 2020
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From importer, Mary Taylor Selections
A textbook blue stone Brouilly style Beaujolais-Villages from one of the great women winemakers in France. Beautiful purity of gamay noir fruit – meets cement ageing – showcasing the unique expression of Beaujolais that cannot be reproduced anywhere – but here!
AOP Beaujolais-Villages : Beaujolais Villages is produced in part of the Beaujolais vineyard. It’s the first appellation in France to use the term “villages”. In 38 municipalities of the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire, and 3 geographical zones with marked specificities, these fruity and fleshy wines reflect the characteristics of their terroirs. The vines are often planted in altitude and on hillsides. These delectable red wines mark a kind of transition between Beaujolais, in the south and the ten crus further north.
Winemaking : Manuel harvest with a strict selection. Partial destemming ( 40%). Burgundy style vinification. Vatting: 10 days. Grapes are pressed softly and slowly. Fermentation: 1 month. Aging in tanks: 6 months.
Varietal : 100% Gamay
Surface: 11.07 ha
Number of plots: 12
Production: 85 600 btls
Age of vines: 55 years
Bottle size : 75 and 150 cl
Pruning type: Gobelet
Marine is the 5th generation of Descombe. She worked for her father and took over as the Chef when she was well under 30.