Domaine de la Prébende
2012 Beaujolais    
Beaujolais, France
$17 per bottle | $183.60 per case

For us, fall means shifting our focus from rosé and refreshing white wines to lighter bodied reds like Gamay and Pinot Noir. Thus, Store Manager Cate Hatch has selected this bright Beaujolais as the Wine of the Week. Winemaker Damien Dupeuble, who sadly passed away this year, farmed his cousin’s neighboring vineyard using the fruit for his Domaine de la Prébende Beaujolais. Some of the vines on this estate are more than one hundred years old and were the first post-phylloxera plantings that used grafted vines in general, and the first in Beaujolais to use American root stock. Red raspberry, rhubarb, and tart cherry abound in this wine with darker fruit flavors and hints of the chalk-clay soil add depth and nuance on the finish. This, like most well-made Beaujolais, will pair with a broad variety of food, from salmon to pork to flank steak. 

AuthorResurgens Hospitality Group