Explore the WINES OF GEORGES DUBOEUF to Pair with Favorite Foods
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is a very pleasing selection of wines from the Beaujolais region of France. Whether you are picnicking, enjoying a patio sip, or creating perfect pairings for your next meal, you'll be delighted by the fine array of Duboeuf wines that are available at excellent price points.
We had the pleasure of having lunch with Franck Duboeuf at Oceana in New York City. Franck's father, Georges Duboeuf established the winery over 50 years ago. Georges' family has been tending vineyards and producing wine in the Maconnais region of France, right next to Beaujolais, for at least four centuries. Georges inherited the passion for wine and the secrets of production from his uncle and brother, a legacy that continues with his son, Franck.
Georges has revolutionized the practices of his times by combining his ancestors' traditional methods of production, and a deep respect for the terroir as well as the work of the winemaker. By valuing the expertise and style of the producers and growers with whom he maintains close relations, he has leveraged the success of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf to share the best of Beaujolais with wine lovers. Georges has travelled the globe to share his passion for Beaujolais, the region and the wines.
The Beaujolais region is located north of Lyon in eastern France. Beaujolais overlaps Burgundy in the north and Rhone in the south. There are very picturesque vineyards running along the Saone River where wines have been crafted since the days of Ancient Rome. The overall climate is considered semi-continental with temperate influences, perfect for cultivating grapes.
We would like to share with our readers some of the wine pairings ideas that can be experienced with Les Vins Georges Duboeuf. The brand's well-balanced, aromatic wines are truly rich in character. Beaujolais wines can be paired with a wide variety of foods depending on the body of the wine. With summer entertaining in full swing, it's a perfect time to plan a group gathering and toast the lovely weather with Duboeuf Wines.
Fleurie Flower Label 2016 - The grape variety is 100% Gamay. This medium bodied wine is a wonderful brunch selection. Enjoy it with a ham and brie omelette, fruit, and a flaky crosissant.
Macon-Villages Flower Label 2016 - The grape variety is 100% Chardonnay. This wine has a freshness that welcomes the start of a great meal. Serve it with your appetizer and charcuterie platters.
Domaine du Riaz 2016 - The grape variety is 100% Gamay. This well-balanced wine is delightful with your favorite shellfish. It pairs beautifully with favorite summer foods like Lobster Rolls, shrimp cocktail and raw bar selections.
Clos des Quatre Vents 2016 - The grape variety is 100% Gamay. Light and elegant this wine pairs well with red meats, just right for the grilling season.
Domaine Pontheux 2016 - The grape variety is 100% Gamay. This elegant wine is ideal with main course pasta dishes like savory lasagna or ravioli.
Beaujolais-Villages Flower Label 2016 - The grape variety is 100% Gamay. This fruity wine pairs wonderfully with salty meats like prosciutto and can be easily paired with summer sandwiches like craft burgers or pulled pork sliders.
Pouilly-Fuisse Emile Beranger 2015 - The grape variety is 100% Chardonnay. This full-bodied wine pairs very well with Chicken Francaise or Chicken Condon Bleu.
Jean Ernest Descombes 2016 - The grape variety is 100% Gamay. This complex and intense wine pairs well with spicy foods. Try it with Thai noodle dishes that have some heat.
And, of course, there's Beaujolais Nouveau, a young fruity red wine, released every year on the third Thursday of November, only 6 to 8 weeks after the grapes are harvested. Fresh and festive, is it made with the very best fruit from across Beaujolais. Bottled the same year as harvested, it is meant to be drunk within a year. A versatile wine it is ideal to share friends and family when enjoying with your favorite meals.
Look for Les Vins Georges Duboeuf when dining out and purchasing wines. For more information about the brand, visit: http://www.duboeuf.com/.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf