Georges Descombes Brouilly Rouge

Georges Descombes Brouilly Rouge

Georges Descombes is a winemaker in Beaujolais, France, known for producing high-quality wines with a focus on natural and traditional methods. As a proponent of the natural wine movement, Descombes emphasizes minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the winery. His approach involves using indigenous yeasts for fermentation and avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals and additives!

Descombes took over his family's vineyards in the late 1980s and has since become a key figure in the region, particularly known for his work with Gamay grapes, the primary varietal used in Beaujolais. He practices meticulous vineyard management, opting for manual harvesting and careful sorting of the grapes to ensure only the best fruit is used!

His wines are celebrated for their purity, expressiveness, and depth, reflecting the distinct terroirs of Beaujolais. Georges Descombes produces wines under the Beaujolais-Villages appellation as well as several of the Beaujolais crus, such as Morgon and Brouilly. These wines typically showcase a delicate balance of fruit and structure, with a clear expression of the unique characteristics of each vineyard site.

Descombes is also known for his commitment to low sulfur additions and his use of semi-carbonic maceration, a traditional winemaking technique in Beaujolais that enhances the fruity and fresh character of the wines. His dedication to crafting expressive and authentic wines has earned him a strong following among lovers of natural wines around the world.

This 2020 release is fermented using semi-carbonic, whole-cluster methods in concrete, fiberglass, and stainless steel vats. The aging process occurs in large foudres and barrels. It's fresh, bright, berry-licious, and juicy! Cheers!Β 

  • Producer:Β Georges Descombes
  • Region: Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
  • Varieties: 100% Gamay
  • Alcohol: 13%
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Georges Descombes Brouilly Rouge