Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 arrives at ely on 22nd November

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In line with French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is released around the world on the third Thursday in November and is the ultimate ‘vin de primeur’!

Beaujolais, made using 100% Gamay grapes, is hand-harvested and vinified using a method known as whole-bunch berry fermentation. This creates a wine of vibrant colour and brimming with raspberry, blueberry, cranberry and pear fruit. It’s light in body and tastes delicious served slightly chilled.

Georges Duboeuf popularized  Beaujolais wines, leading to Duboeuf’s nickname of Le Roi du Beaujolais (The King of Beaujolais) or sometimes Pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais)! Born in 1933 in the Poully-Fuissé appellation of France, he was raised on a small farm where his family owned a few acres of Chardonnay vines.  As a child, he helped out on the family farm, cranking the manual grape crusher when he was just 6.  Aged 18 he began delivering wine on his bicycle from producers to local restaurants.

He began bottling Beaujolais to meet a customer’s commission, and went on to form a syndicate of 45 local growers, the Ecrin Mâconnais-Beaujolais.  After organisation fell apart due to squabbling,  Duboeuf became a négociant and in 1964 heformed “Les Vins George Duboeuf” which he still oversees. Georges Duboeuf represents over 400 wine-growers in the Beaujolais region.

Beaujolais Nouveau’s perfect food match is with Brie and Camembert cheese. It’s also a great match with fish, salads and Christmas day dinner!

We have Beaujolais Nouveau available at all 3 ely restaurants for a limited time only. Pop into us and sample this delicious wine served slightly chilled.

One Response to Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 arrives at ely on 22nd November

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