Georges Duboeuf Macon-Villages Blanc 2018 - Burgundy, France
This is great……and here’s why!90/100 James Suckling
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2011 Vintage)
Bronze - Japan Wine Challenge (2011 Vintage)
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2009 Vintage)
Bronze - Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon (2010 Vintage)
Argent - Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon (2009 Vintage)
Bronze - Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon (2008 Vintage)
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2004 Vintage)
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2002 Vintage)
Bronze - Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon (2003 Vintage)
Bronze - Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon (2002 Vintage)
James Suckling “Aromas of sliced green apples, lemons and flint follow through to a medium body, pretty fruit and a clean and creamy finish.”
Wine.Com “Smooth, refined, and elegant, with a silky texture and fine minerality. Lush yet crisp, with lively acidity and considerable length.”
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.
Mâcon-Villages in southern Burgundy, France is an appellation that in select communes of the Mâconnais wine area produces dry white wines made from the Chardonnay grape variety. These wines represent a step up in quality from the standard Mâcon title.
Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is a 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 5 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.
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 minerally, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.