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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Beaujolais “Cuvée 1512”
Gamay 70 years old Granite, Clay, Limestone 2 ha
Beaujolais Blanc
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone 2 ha
Beaujolais Nouveau
Gamay 50 - 100 years Granite, Clay, Limestone 42 ha
Beaujolais Rouge
Gamay 50 - 100 years Granite, Clay, Limestone 42 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vines are fertilized with natural compost

• Yields are severely limited by both pruning and green harvest, even for the grapes that go into the Nouveau

• Grapes are harvested manually and vinified without SO2

• Wines are fermented naturally


Beaujolais “Cuvée 1512”:
• Fermenation lasts 3 weeks
• Wine is aged 6 months in cement tank
• Only produced in exceptional years


Beaujolais Blanc:
• Grapes are pressed, and held in stainless steel tank for a brief cold-soak


Beaujolais Rosé:
• Rosé made by direct press
• Full malolactic fermentation
• Vinfied and aged in stainless steel tank
• Aged for 3 months before bottling


Beaujolais Nouveau:
• Fermented naturally (carbonic maceration) and aged in stainless steel
• Fermentation lasts 8 – 12 days
• Bottled unfiltered


Beaujolais Rouge:
• Fermented naturally (carbonic maceration) and aged in cement and stainless steel
• Fermentation lasts

MISCELLANEA

The Dupeuble Beaujolais towers majestically over every other red on the market today yet retains the quaffable ‘légèreté’ we demand from this monumental appellation. At the same time, how can one ignore its eyeball-riveting color, its super concentrated body engorged with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, cinnamon, cherry pit, violets, petunias, red currants, black currants and graham crackers? There is there, one might say, there. Multi-layered layers of sublime simplicity, a blood-boiling aftertaste, this is a palate hummer.


Kermit Lynch

General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Beaujolais
Producer
The Dupeuble Family
Founded
1512
Annual Production
25,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.beaujolaisdupeuble.com
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