Georges Duboeuf

Everything You Should EVER Need to Know about Beaujolais and Beaujolais Nouveau.

  What is Beaujolais? Beaujolais [Boe-zjoh-lay] is a red wine made from a grape called Gamay. Yup! That’s where we already hit our first hurdle! There is no Beaujolais grape, contrary to what most people assume Beaujolais to be made from. This is always where consumers get confused, not just with Beaujolais, but with French wines in general i.e. between the grape and the region the wine comes from. By French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is…

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Chateau des Capitans Julienas, Beaujolais, France.

      Grape 100% Gamay   Facts The Chateau des Capitans Julienas is made by the Beaujolais-pimp himself, Georges Duboeuf. He’s in his late-70’s now, but still heads the company. Must be all that wine he drinks! It’s estimated that around 1/3 of the entire harvest of the Beaujolais region is sold as Beaujolais Nouveau. Duboeuf produces over 2.5 million cases of wine annually. There are only 37,000 hectares (142 sq miles) of Gamay…

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