Learn About Domaine Georges Descombes
Everyone who knows the Beaujolais talks about the Morgon Gang of Four - Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard, Guy Breton and Jean-Paul Thevenet. Actually, there are five vignerons making non-sulphured, non-filtered Morgon and we are now working with that fifth vigneron -- Georges Descombes.
Descombes vinifies with an extreme cold carbonic maceration that takes up to 30 days. The wine...
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Learn About Beaujolais
(boe-show-lay) Upon hearing Beaujolais, many think of the large celebration for wine that comes out the 3rd week of November, that year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. But the region of Beaujolais, situated at the bottom of the Burgundy AC, is more than just the nouveau. Some Beaujolais wines can be kept (gasp!) for up to 10 years! Those are usually the Cru Beaujolais and are...
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Learn About Gamay
Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of
Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes
are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of
Burgundy in the
14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay
can also be...
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