Domaine Depeuble Beaujolais
Made From: Gamay
Tastes Like: Raspberry, Strawberry, Violet
The estate now known as ‘Domaine Dupeuble’ was first established all the way back in 1512. Today the winery is run by Ghislaine, Paul, and Stéphane Dupeuble, who represent the next generation of winemaking in Beaujolais. The family follows a viticultural practice known as Lutte Raisonée, which eschews all unnecessary chemicals and chemical fertilizers in the vineyards and adopts more eco-friendly practices. Lutte Raisonée isn’t officially a legal definition for organic, but its practices are very similar. While the execution of this philosophy varies from winery to winery, the Dupeuble family takes it to the highest level; based on their avoidance of all synthetic chemicals, omitting sulfur before bottling, and using of carbonic maceration, they veer heavily towards the broader “natural wine” category.
The Dupeubles produced this rich, unfiltered Gamay from vines aged between 50 and 100 years, which adds serious intensity and concentration. This is the best Beaujolais we’ve tasted in a long time, offering classic aromas of raspberry and violets and a pleasantly plum palate.
“Attractive, bright strawberry and wild-raspberry aromas here with a gently savory edge. Smells very fresh. The palate has a super smooth and open-knit delivery of ripe blueberry and strawberry flavors. Drink now.” – 90 Points, James Suckling