Depeuble Beaujolais Rose - $16.00
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This 100% Gamay "rose de presse" undergoes a 12-24 fermentation at controlled temperatures. Fresh and fruity nose of redcurrants and white flowers. Fresh and round in the mouth. Enjoy this within 1-2 years of the vintage served at 8-12°C as an aperitif or sipped on the patio with friends at a summer barbecue.
In the hamlet of Le Breuil, deep in the southern Beaujolais and perched above a narrow creek, the Domaine Dupeuble has been running almost continuously since 1512. The vineyards are cared for without the use of any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. Most of the vines are Gamay, planted facing Southeast, South, and Southwest and about two thirds of the property is on granite-based soil. The grapes are harvested manually and vinified completely without SO2. The wines are not chaptalized, filtered, or degassed and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation. The wines of Dupeuble represent some of the best values in the Beaujolais today and are widely regarded for their very high quality.