Beaujolais & Burgundy French Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value
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Six bottle of Beaujolais & Burgundy Wines.

1 x Chateau des Capitans Julienas 2018 - Beaujolais, Burgundy France

93/100 James Suckling
91/100 Andrea Galloni
90/100 Wine Enthusiast
90/100 Wine Spectator

Silver - Vinalies Internationales (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (2015 vintage)
Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris (2015 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2013 vintage)
Gold - Vinalies Internationales (2011 vintage)
Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris (2011 vintage)
Bronze - Japan Wine Challenge (2009 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2006 vintage)
Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris (2005 vintage)
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2002 vintage)

Wine Spectator “This light-to-medium-bodied red packs some muscle, with brooding black cherry, currant and ripe raspberry flavors, interwoven with anise, floral and mineral accents.”

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast “Old vines from a 74-acre vineyard provide the fruit for this softly textured wine. It has weight and good concentration, with blackberry flavors and juicy acidity. Balanced and developing quickly”

Andrea Galloni “Deep, brilliant ruby. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes fresh cherry and blackberry, along with building floral and earth notes. Stains the palate with sweet red/blue fruit, violet pastille and spice cake flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. Delivers an attractive combination of richness and energy and finishes very long and juicy, with dusty, even tannins and repeating florality.”

Drinks International "One of the “Ten Most Admired Wine Brands” in the world."

Wine Advocate “Georges Duboeuf is the #1 selling brand of Beaujolais in the world”

Château des Capitans is owned by the Duboeuf family. Grapes for this wine come from a single, undivided, vineyard. Vines are all over 50 years of age.

One of the oldest producing areas within the ten Beaujolais Cru appellations, Julienas is named after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, the area has a 2000 year history of grape production. Its varied soil composition of sedimentary alluvial soils near the Saone River and the sandy granite of the sloping vineyards on the Beaujolais hills make for wines can range from light and fruity, to densely concentrated and powerful. The appellation has a continental climate with cool nights and warm days, and an extended ripening season thanks to the long summers providing optimum conditions for growing quality fruit. Typically Julienas wines are earthy and weighty, with a deep ruby-red colour and strawberry, violet, cinnamon, redcurrant and peony aromas. The wines can be powerful, and flavours of vanilla and spices can also emerge

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France in the southern part of Burgundy, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. The widespread plantings of Gamay here make Beaujolais one of the few regions of the world to be so focused on a single grape variety.

In some vintages, Beaujolais produces more wine than the Burgundy wine regions of Chablis, Côte d'Or, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais put together.

Gamay is a grape variety that is most famous for producing the light, fruit-driven red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh, red-fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight, giving light, simple wines.

1 x Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages Signature 2020 - Burgundy, France

90/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Decanter World Wine Awards (2019 vintage)
87/100 Wine Enthusiast (2019 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2015 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2013 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge (2011 vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini (2015 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2015 vintage )
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (2015 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2013 vintage)
Argent - Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon (2013 vintage)

James Suckling "A light-to medium-bodied red with aromas of ripe cherry, red plum, nutmeg, and some bubblegum. Light tannins. bright acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now."

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "This structured wine shows a grip of tannins and bright acidity balanced by plenty of succulent red fruits and a hint of smoke. It could age a few months but is quite delicious now. " (2019 vintage)

Jancis Robinson “Mid purplish crimson. Broad and crunchy-textured but pretty grippy and pretty earthbound.” (2018 vintage)

Wine Spectator “A charming red, delivering fresh currant and raspberry fruit matched with graphite, herb and tea undertones. The fresh, tangy finish shows light tannins.” (2018 vintage)

Wine Advocate “Georges Duboeuf is the #1 selling brand of Beaujolais in the world” (2009-2013)

Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually.

The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau. No wonder Drinks International calls it "One of the “Ten Most Admired Wine Brands” in the world."

Beaujolais is an important wine region in eastern France, immediately to the south of Burgundy, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. The widespread plantings of Gamay here make Beaujolais one of the few regions of the world to be so focused on a single grape variety.

The Beaujolais region's rise to prominence began in the 19th Century and was earned by its youthful, fruity nouveau wines. With no barrel aging at all, these are sold and consumed only weeks after harvest and are officially released on the third Thursday in November.

Gamay is a grape variety that is most famous for producing the light, fruit-driven red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh, red-fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight, giving light, simple wines.

1 x Georges Duboeuf Bourgogne Aligote 2019 - Burgundy, France

The Winemaker “Sparkling pale gold color. cwith aromas of citrus fruit enhanced with scents of white flowers. The mouth is full, mineral and fruity, with a nice tension that invigorates the finish. To be served chilled.”

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Aligoté is a white grape used to make dry white wines, especially in the Burgundy region of France where it was first recorded in the 18th century. DNA profiling has proven it to be a member of the wider Pinot family, of which Chardonnay is also a member. The variety is at its best in the wines of the regional Bourgogne Aligoté appellation, and particularly in Bouzeron, in the northern Côte Chalonnaise. Aligote also has a key role in the sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne wines.

Bourgogne Aligoté is the appellation within Burgundy for white wines made from the Aligoté grape variety, created in July 1937. In the past five years, its reputation has grown considerably. Bourgogne Aligoté is now appreciated by wine lovers for its vivacity and thirst-quenching qualities, and is popular among a hip young clientele.

Georges Duboeuf (14 April 1933 – 4 January 2020) was an award winning French wine producer and merchant, and the founder of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf: one of the largest wine producers in France. Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines, leading to Duboeuf's nicknames of le roi du Beaujolais or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (the king or pope of Beaujolais). In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf.

2 x Georges Duboeuf Chardonnay Pays D'OC Blanc IGP 2020 - Burgundy, France

84/100 - Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)
85/100 - Wine Spectator (2017 vintage)
84/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2005 vintage)
87-88/100 - Robert Parker (2005 vintage)
84/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2002 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Crisp and fresh notes of apple and peach are lightly spiced and marked by floral accents on the clean finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. — GS" (2018 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Light- to medium-bodied and lightly spiced, with a plump profile offering apple and lemon notes. Creamy finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made, 465 cases imported. — GS" (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "With its distinctive enameled, flowered bottle, this sets out to be a fun party wine. It succeeds with its fresh, flowery, open fruit, enhanced by vanilla, spice and green apple flavors." (2005 vintage)

Robert Parker "Displaying toasty, yeasty white peach and peanut aromas, the 2005 Chardonnay Vin de Pays d’Oc is an oily-textured pleasure machine. Thick, spicy, and expressive, it is riddled with apples, pears, and melon balls. It should be drunk over the next 2-3 years." (2005 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Soft, light and fresh, this wine has attractive acidity as well as crisp, green flavors. There's a touch of vanilla which broadens it out. It's a solid, ready-to-drink wine." (2002 vintage)

Winemaker Notes: A pale, golden straw colour. The nose is powerful and delicate, with intense pear, fig, pineapple and roasted hazelnut aromas and discreet hints of honey. Unctuous and lively on the palate, with hints of fig and vanilla. We recommend to taste this wine at 9-10 °C.

Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Pays d'Oc is the IGP for red, white and rosé wines that are made in a large area on the southern coast of France. The catchment area for the IGP corresponds roughly to the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region – one of the largest winegrowing areas in France. The region covers all the wines that are not made under the strict laws that govern the AOC-level appellations in the regions: among them Corbières, Minervois and the Languedoc appellation itself.

The Pays d'Oc IGP is arguably the most important in France, producing the majority of the country's IGP wines. Five separate departments fall under the IGP (the Hérault, Aude, Gard, Pyrénées-Orientales and six communes in southern Lozère), which is delimited by administrative boundaries rather than geographical ones.

The Pays d'Oc area has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Most of the rainfall is compressed into spring and autumn.

The region's viticultural history dates back to Roman times but the area is also know for its progressive approach to wine production. The Charmat method of producing sparkling wine was developed by Jean-Eugène Charmat at Montpelier in the early 1900s and, as mentioned, many producers adopt a New World approach to production and marketing. Some domaines will even bring in winemakers from Australia and New Zealand.

Pays d'Oc IGP wines were previously labeled as Vin de Pays d'Oc (established in 1987), although since 2009, the VDP category has been phased out of French wine laws. It has now been replaced with Indication Géographique Protégée, a category designed as part of a standardised wine-labeling convention in the European Union.

Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is an historic and highly respected wine region in eastern France. Burgundy wines have long had devout followers throughout the world and continue to do so today. Although Bordeaux produces about four times as much wine every year, Burgundy’s estimated 74,000 acres (30,000ha) of vineyards are considered to be of equal importance, producing some of the most exclusive wines on Earth.

The two key grape varieties of Burgundy are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both members of the extended 'Pinot' family of grape varieties. There are others too, of course, like Aligoté, Pinot Gris, Gamay, and Sauvignon Blanc but the primary focus of Burgundy’s production is Pinot Noir for Bourgogne Rouge and Chardonnay for Bourgogne Blanc. Located in the east-central part of France, Burgundy has 6 primary wine growing areas; Chablis – “shab-lee”. Côte de Nuits – the night slope, Côte de Beaune – the slope of Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise – the Chalon slope, Mâconnais – the region of Mâcon, and parts of the Southern Beaujolais.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

1 x Roselegance Beaujolais Rose 2020 - Beaujolais, France

5 Stars, Winetimes

Winerist Magazine "The Best White and Rosé Beaujolais to Try This Summer "The DuBoeuf family are one of the most well-known and innovative winemaking families in Beaujolais, and their dynamic approach is certainly evident in this exuberant, enticing rosé. It’s tons of fun, a gorgeous shade of salmon pink, fresh, and utterly thirst-quenching. This is the ultimate summer party wine, fruity and zingy with delicious citrus and well-balanced acidity."

Michael Bredahl "The lovely rose color remains brilliant and appealing to wine drinkers. When drank, the taste rolls over to the tongue and lips that are considered suave. The powerful aromas of white fruits like a peach are enhanced with notes of more citrus fruits. It gives inviting, smooth and lip-smacking flavors that are reliable to wine drinkers."

Wine Enthusiast "An innovation for Beaujolais Nouveau, this rosé is made from crisp, fruity Gamay with good acidity and bright flavors of red berries. It's an attractive wine that is refreshing and packed with fruitiness." (2018 vintage)

The Winemaker “Sparkling color in a beautiful rose petal color. Intense and fine aromas of white-fleshed fruit and peach, enhanced with citrus notes. A mouth-watering, melting, gourmet palate with tremendous freshness, a round finish that lasts very pleasantly ... Ideal as an aperitif, an antipasto salad, a pie in the crust. We recommend tasting this wine at 8-10 ° C.”

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais rosé is made from the Gamay grape, the emblematic Beaujolais grape variety.

Rosé derives its name from the French word for pink. In Spain it is rosado and in Italy rosato. Rosé’s flavours and styles are as varied as the food it matches. Rosé predates white and red wine with ancient rosé-style wines dating back 8,000 years. The colour of a rosé can vary dramatically. A deep fuchsia pink rosé may be bone-dry, though it’s likely to be full flavoured given balance by a gentle squeeze of tannin. Tannin primarily comes from the skin of a grape – as does colour. It’s tannin that sets rosé apart from white and red wine. Almost all wine grapes have clear juice; it’s the skins that give the colour. Grenache is the most popular grape used in rosé, with its lifted confectionary aromas, juicy red fruit flavours and mild-mannered tannins creating the textbook triumvirate for rosé. The temperate Provence region of France is home to some of the world’s most accliamed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.

Six bottle of Beaujolais & Burgundy Wines.

1 x Chateau des Capitans Julienas 2018 - Beaujolais, Burgundy France

93/100 James Suckling
91/100 Andrea Galloni
90/100 Wine Enthusiast
90/100 Wine Spectator

Silver - Vinalies Internationales (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (2015 vintage)
Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris (2015 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2013 vintage)
Gold - Vinalies Internationales (2011 vintage)
Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris (2011 vintage)
Bronze - Japan Wine Challenge (2009 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2006 vintage)
Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris (2005 vintage)
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2002 vintage)

Wine Spectator “This light-to-medium-bodied red packs some muscle, with brooding black cherry, currant and ripe raspberry flavors, interwoven with anise, floral and mineral accents.”

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast “Old vines from a 74-acre vineyard provide the fruit for this softly textured wine. It has weight and good concentration, with blackberry flavors and juicy acidity. Balanced and developing quickly”

Andrea Galloni “Deep, brilliant ruby. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes fresh cherry and blackberry, along with building floral and earth notes. Stains the palate with sweet red/blue fruit, violet pastille and spice cake flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. Delivers an attractive combination of richness and energy and finishes very long and juicy, with dusty, even tannins and repeating florality.”

Drinks International "One of the “Ten Most Admired Wine Brands” in the world."

Wine Advocate “Georges Duboeuf is the #1 selling brand of Beaujolais in the world”

Château des Capitans is owned by the Duboeuf family. Grapes for this wine come from a single, undivided, vineyard. Vines are all over 50 years of age.

One of the oldest producing areas within the ten Beaujolais Cru appellations, Julienas is named after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, the area has a 2000 year history of grape production. Its varied soil composition of sedimentary alluvial soils near the Saone River and the sandy granite of the sloping vineyards on the Beaujolais hills make for wines can range from light and fruity, to densely concentrated and powerful. The appellation has a continental climate with cool nights and warm days, and an extended ripening season thanks to the long summers providing optimum conditions for growing quality fruit. Typically Julienas wines are earthy and weighty, with a deep ruby-red colour and strawberry, violet, cinnamon, redcurrant and peony aromas. The wines can be powerful, and flavours of vanilla and spices can also emerge

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France in the southern part of Burgundy, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. The widespread plantings of Gamay here make Beaujolais one of the few regions of the world to be so focused on a single grape variety.

In some vintages, Beaujolais produces more wine than the Burgundy wine regions of Chablis, Côte d'Or, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais put together.

Gamay is a grape variety that is most famous for producing the light, fruit-driven red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh, red-fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight, giving light, simple wines.

1 x Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages Signature 2020 - Burgundy, France

90/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Decanter World Wine Awards (2019 vintage)
87/100 Wine Enthusiast (2019 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2015 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2013 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge (2011 vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini (2015 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2015 vintage )
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (2015 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2013 vintage)
Argent - Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon (2013 vintage)

James Suckling "A light-to medium-bodied red with aromas of ripe cherry, red plum, nutmeg, and some bubblegum. Light tannins. bright acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now."

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "This structured wine shows a grip of tannins and bright acidity balanced by plenty of succulent red fruits and a hint of smoke. It could age a few months but is quite delicious now. " (2019 vintage)

Jancis Robinson “Mid purplish crimson. Broad and crunchy-textured but pretty grippy and pretty earthbound.” (2018 vintage)

Wine Spectator “A charming red, delivering fresh currant and raspberry fruit matched with graphite, herb and tea undertones. The fresh, tangy finish shows light tannins.” (2018 vintage)

Wine Advocate “Georges Duboeuf is the #1 selling brand of Beaujolais in the world” (2009-2013)

Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually.

The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau. No wonder Drinks International calls it "One of the “Ten Most Admired Wine Brands” in the world."

Beaujolais is an important wine region in eastern France, immediately to the south of Burgundy, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. The widespread plantings of Gamay here make Beaujolais one of the few regions of the world to be so focused on a single grape variety.

The Beaujolais region's rise to prominence began in the 19th Century and was earned by its youthful, fruity nouveau wines. With no barrel aging at all, these are sold and consumed only weeks after harvest and are officially released on the third Thursday in November.

Gamay is a grape variety that is most famous for producing the light, fruit-driven red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh, red-fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight, giving light, simple wines.

1 x Georges Duboeuf Bourgogne Aligote 2019 - Burgundy, France

The Winemaker “Sparkling pale gold color. cwith aromas of citrus fruit enhanced with scents of white flowers. The mouth is full, mineral and fruity, with a nice tension that invigorates the finish. To be served chilled.”

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Aligoté is a white grape used to make dry white wines, especially in the Burgundy region of France where it was first recorded in the 18th century. DNA profiling has proven it to be a member of the wider Pinot family, of which Chardonnay is also a member. The variety is at its best in the wines of the regional Bourgogne Aligoté appellation, and particularly in Bouzeron, in the northern Côte Chalonnaise. Aligote also has a key role in the sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne wines.

Bourgogne Aligoté is the appellation within Burgundy for white wines made from the Aligoté grape variety, created in July 1937. In the past five years, its reputation has grown considerably. Bourgogne Aligoté is now appreciated by wine lovers for its vivacity and thirst-quenching qualities, and is popular among a hip young clientele.

Georges Duboeuf (14 April 1933 – 4 January 2020) was an award winning French wine producer and merchant, and the founder of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf: one of the largest wine producers in France. Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines, leading to Duboeuf's nicknames of le roi du Beaujolais or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (the king or pope of Beaujolais). In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf.

2 x Georges Duboeuf Chardonnay Pays D'OC Blanc IGP 2020 - Burgundy, France

84/100 - Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)
85/100 - Wine Spectator (2017 vintage)
84/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2005 vintage)
87-88/100 - Robert Parker (2005 vintage)
84/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2002 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Crisp and fresh notes of apple and peach are lightly spiced and marked by floral accents on the clean finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. — GS" (2018 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Light- to medium-bodied and lightly spiced, with a plump profile offering apple and lemon notes. Creamy finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made, 465 cases imported. — GS" (2017 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "With its distinctive enameled, flowered bottle, this sets out to be a fun party wine. It succeeds with its fresh, flowery, open fruit, enhanced by vanilla, spice and green apple flavors." (2005 vintage)

Robert Parker "Displaying toasty, yeasty white peach and peanut aromas, the 2005 Chardonnay Vin de Pays d’Oc is an oily-textured pleasure machine. Thick, spicy, and expressive, it is riddled with apples, pears, and melon balls. It should be drunk over the next 2-3 years." (2005 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Soft, light and fresh, this wine has attractive acidity as well as crisp, green flavors. There's a touch of vanilla which broadens it out. It's a solid, ready-to-drink wine." (2002 vintage)

Winemaker Notes: A pale, golden straw colour. The nose is powerful and delicate, with intense pear, fig, pineapple and roasted hazelnut aromas and discreet hints of honey. Unctuous and lively on the palate, with hints of fig and vanilla. We recommend to taste this wine at 9-10 °C.

Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Pays d'Oc is the IGP for red, white and rosé wines that are made in a large area on the southern coast of France. The catchment area for the IGP corresponds roughly to the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region – one of the largest winegrowing areas in France. The region covers all the wines that are not made under the strict laws that govern the AOC-level appellations in the regions: among them Corbières, Minervois and the Languedoc appellation itself.

The Pays d'Oc IGP is arguably the most important in France, producing the majority of the country's IGP wines. Five separate departments fall under the IGP (the Hérault, Aude, Gard, Pyrénées-Orientales and six communes in southern Lozère), which is delimited by administrative boundaries rather than geographical ones.

The Pays d'Oc area has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Most of the rainfall is compressed into spring and autumn.

The region's viticultural history dates back to Roman times but the area is also know for its progressive approach to wine production. The Charmat method of producing sparkling wine was developed by Jean-Eugène Charmat at Montpelier in the early 1900s and, as mentioned, many producers adopt a New World approach to production and marketing. Some domaines will even bring in winemakers from Australia and New Zealand.

Pays d'Oc IGP wines were previously labeled as Vin de Pays d'Oc (established in 1987), although since 2009, the VDP category has been phased out of French wine laws. It has now been replaced with Indication Géographique Protégée, a category designed as part of a standardised wine-labeling convention in the European Union.

Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is an historic and highly respected wine region in eastern France. Burgundy wines have long had devout followers throughout the world and continue to do so today. Although Bordeaux produces about four times as much wine every year, Burgundy’s estimated 74,000 acres (30,000ha) of vineyards are considered to be of equal importance, producing some of the most exclusive wines on Earth.

The two key grape varieties of Burgundy are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both members of the extended 'Pinot' family of grape varieties. There are others too, of course, like Aligoté, Pinot Gris, Gamay, and Sauvignon Blanc but the primary focus of Burgundy’s production is Pinot Noir for Bourgogne Rouge and Chardonnay for Bourgogne Blanc. Located in the east-central part of France, Burgundy has 6 primary wine growing areas; Chablis – “shab-lee”. Côte de Nuits – the night slope, Côte de Beaune – the slope of Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise – the Chalon slope, Mâconnais – the region of Mâcon, and parts of the Southern Beaujolais.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

1 x Roselegance Beaujolais Rose 2020 - Beaujolais, France

5 Stars, Winetimes

Winerist Magazine "The Best White and Rosé Beaujolais to Try This Summer "The DuBoeuf family are one of the most well-known and innovative winemaking families in Beaujolais, and their dynamic approach is certainly evident in this exuberant, enticing rosé. It’s tons of fun, a gorgeous shade of salmon pink, fresh, and utterly thirst-quenching. This is the ultimate summer party wine, fruity and zingy with delicious citrus and well-balanced acidity."

Michael Bredahl "The lovely rose color remains brilliant and appealing to wine drinkers. When drank, the taste rolls over to the tongue and lips that are considered suave. The powerful aromas of white fruits like a peach are enhanced with notes of more citrus fruits. It gives inviting, smooth and lip-smacking flavors that are reliable to wine drinkers."

Wine Enthusiast "An innovation for Beaujolais Nouveau, this rosé is made from crisp, fruity Gamay with good acidity and bright flavors of red berries. It's an attractive wine that is refreshing and packed with fruitiness." (2018 vintage)

The Winemaker “Sparkling color in a beautiful rose petal color. Intense and fine aromas of white-fleshed fruit and peach, enhanced with citrus notes. A mouth-watering, melting, gourmet palate with tremendous freshness, a round finish that lasts very pleasantly ... Ideal as an aperitif, an antipasto salad, a pie in the crust. We recommend tasting this wine at 8-10 ° C.”

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais rosé is made from the Gamay grape, the emblematic Beaujolais grape variety.

Rosé derives its name from the French word for pink. In Spain it is rosado and in Italy rosato. Rosé’s flavours and styles are as varied as the food it matches. Rosé predates white and red wine with ancient rosé-style wines dating back 8,000 years. The colour of a rosé can vary dramatically. A deep fuchsia pink rosé may be bone-dry, though it’s likely to be full flavoured given balance by a gentle squeeze of tannin. Tannin primarily comes from the skin of a grape – as does colour. It’s tannin that sets rosé apart from white and red wine. Almost all wine grapes have clear juice; it’s the skins that give the colour. Grenache is the most popular grape used in rosé, with its lifted confectionary aromas, juicy red fruit flavours and mild-mannered tannins creating the textbook triumvirate for rosé. The temperate Provence region of France is home to some of the world’s most accliamed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.