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.