Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2000

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

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Item No. 22093
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 2000 harvest in Beaujolais is completed and vintner Georges Duboeuf is truly elated by the excellent results. "What I, personally, like most in this vintage 2000 is the crimson red color of the wine with the dazzling mauve to purple reflections." The nose offers intense aromas of blackberries, violets, and fine spices. Round in the mouth, the wine gives a sensation of mixed berry fruits (strawberries, raspberries and red currants) with underlying tones reminiscent of cherries and plums.

The 2000 growing season was ideal from beginning to end. The rotation from the chilly early mornings to the intense heat of the afternoon created a good balance of nature and super-maturity in the grapes. Often, in these ideal weather conditions, it creates a 'phenomenon of concentration.' This is where the weight of the berries, reduced by the effects of time and heat, give us great intensity in the juice. These conditions give us a Beaujolais Nouveau that is robust, typical, well bred, generous, and mouthwatering.

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For over 40 years Georges Duboeuf has been the Beaujolais region's most renowned negociant and is today regarded in the wine world as the King of Beaujolais. Born in 1933 in Pouilly-Fuisse, the son of a winegrower, Georges began selling his family's wines from the back of his bicycle to now-legendary local chefs such as Paul Bocuse and Paul Blanc. In 1964, Georges realized his...

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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 (gah-MAY) Beaujolais' Baby 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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