Mary Taylor Beaujolais Villages Marine Descombes 2021

Mary Taylor Beaujolais Villages Marine Descombes 2021


Description & Tasting Notes

Why this wine?

A textbook blue stone Prouilly-style Beaujolais Villages from one of the great women winemakers in France.  Elegant, soft, but still vibrant and juicy ripe red fruit. Pure and complex bouquet of sweet dark berries, cassis, a bit of smoked meats, and cranberry. Deep, full-bodied and complex. 

Marine Descombe runs her family’s winery and bottling business at Vins Descombe in Brouilly. Started in 1905 by her grandfather, Marine now heads up all aspects, still facing headwinds from the local patriarchy. Nothing stops her impressive work ethic and drive, however. She recently purchased the dilapidated 17th c. Chateau Pougelon in St. Etiennedes-Oullières, expanding her vineyards in Brouilly and has made remarkable progress with the domaine’s 30 hectares under vine with HVE sustainable farming. Her explanation of HVE has 4 tenets: Seldom or no use of phytosanitary treatments, preservation of biodiversity in the vineyards, limited use of fertilizer, and reduced use of water in the entire winemaking process. 

Harvest is done only by hand, and grapes are sorted and partially destemmed (40%). The vinification is in the Burgundy style, i.e. slow and soft grape pressing, and vatting for 10 days. Fermentation lasts one month and then the wine ages in large cement tanks.  

Wine Details
Categories: , Origins: France Varietal: Gamay Region: Burgundy Appellation: Beaujolais-Villages Product ID: 1075

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