1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Beaujolais Blanc
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone 2 ha
Beaujolais Nouveau
Gamay 50 - 100 years Granite, Clay, Limestone 42 ha
Beaujolais Rouge
Gamay 50 - 100 years Granite, Clay, Limestone 42 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vines are fertilized with natural compost

• Yields are severely limited by both pruning and green harvest, even for the grapes that go into the Nouveau

• Grapes are harvested manually and vinified without SO2

• Wines are fermented naturally and aged in cement and stainless steel

• All reds are fermented using carbonic maceration

• Beaujolais Blanc grapes are pressed, and held in tank for a brief cold-soak. Wine is then racked and left to ferment at its own pace

• Beaujolais Nouveau fermentation lasts 5 days

• Beaujolais Rouge fermentation lasts 8 – 12 days

• All wines are bottled unfiltered

MISCELLANEA

The Dupeuble Beaujolais towers majestically over every other red on the market today yet retains the quaffable ‘légèreté’ we demand from this monumental appellation. At the same time, how can one ignore its eyeball-riveting color, its super concentrated body engorged with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, cinnamon, cherry pit, violets, petunias, red currants, black currants and graham crackers? There is there, one might say, there. Multi-layered layers of sublime simplicity, a blood-boiling aftertaste, this is a palate hummer.


Kermit Lynch

General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Beaujolais
Producer
Chislaine Dupeuble
Founded
1512
Annual Production
25,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.beaujolaisdupeuble.com

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