About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Georges Duboeuf Fleurie 2009

Grape Variety: 100% Gamay

Growing Region: AOC Fleurie, Beaujolais, France

Winemaker: Emeric Gaucher

The origin of the name Fleurie over time has had many a romantic theme to the name - but it is no less impressive, though it has nothing at all to do with flowers, but with an officer of the Roman Legion. Wine represents, in a certain way, the greatest gift that Rome made to France. Fleurie is also the name of the village (AOC area) from where this wine is produced.
The harvested fruit was picked by hand, where they kept them in whole bunches and with stems attached. The fermentation temperature was between: 28 - 30C, and maceration took place for 8 to 10 days. The whole process was started and finish with indigenous yeasts.
In the glass this Fleurie shows a deep, intense red colour, with a crimson hue. The nose as a sumptuous array of floral and fruit fragrances that lift the senses with notes of: irises, violets, roses, black currant, strawberry, peach and raspberry. The mouth feel is distinctively elegant and velvety smooth on the finish. Serve at 13-14C.

Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and over the next 3-4 years.

Perfect wine match with grilled Lamb Chops, Paella, Salmon Pasta, and rich cheeses, enjoy.

Soft, easy drinking red wine for many occasions.


1 comment:

  1. I concur. We enjoyed this tonight with Pan seared Lamb chops - very pleasant.