Into the Eye of the Strike: Beaujolais Nouveau
Monday, October 25
Greetings to all from the Rhône Valley. A technical problem has prohibited me from uploading video footage so far. Violent winds around Ampuis limited my wireless signal to a point that heavy uploads were impossible to execute. I hope to bring you more footage soon.
The 2010 Nouveau at Domaine Dupeuble surpassed all expectations. After experiencing the near perfection of the 2009 vintage, I arrived this morning fully expecting a good but not a great vintage. From the first glass I was shocked by the intensity of color, aroma, and flavor. Discussion was lively as always with the whole Dupeuble family present, le chef Damien Dupeuble, brothers Julien and Paul, sons Fabrice and Stéphane, daughter Ghislaine. Things are going to be very tight this year, with the strike affecting everything from trucks to planes to bottles to labels, but it all seems to be coming together well at the last minute for on-time delivery stateside on the third Thursday in November. Check our website closer to time for availability in your area.