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2018 Georges Descombes Beaujolais Blanc

Beaujolais, France

Top example of Chardonnay out of Beaujolais from one of the best natural producers in the region.

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About The Wine

The Georges Descombes Beaujolais Blanc is one of the best examples of Chardonnay in the region.

The fruit hails from the north of the region, not far from Maconnais. Descombes makes this with very little intervention allowing the natural energy and drive of the fruit to shine.

There is very little Beaujolais Blanc that makes it to Australia. This is one of the top examples that we do occasionally get access to. It has rich flavour but freshness in spades.

This is a gorgeous Chardonnay from an unsung pocket of Burgundy.

About Georges Descombes

Georges Descombes is the son of a Beaujolais vigneron who found his inspiration for his own label in the legendary wines of local legend, Marcel Lapierre.

Whilst working on the bottling line for many of the local producers, Georges was taken with the purity and finesse of the wines of Lapierre who's natural approach has carved a path for so many in the region. Georges has taken his father's traditional farming practices to another level, now having both his inherited and acquired vineyards certified organic and choosing a hands-off approach in the cellar.

Considered the unofficial fifth member of the legendary "Gang of Four" of top-flight Beaujolais revolutionaries, his wines are of the highest repute.

Winemaker Georges Descombes
Winemaker Georges Descombes
Beaujolais, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

This wine made me really take note this year; I learned it's from fruit harvested in the northern part of Beaujolais (Pruzy, near Saint-Verand) near the frontier with the Maconnais. In a way this is Georges take on what could very almost be a Macon Blanc and it is certainly better than any other Beaujolais Blanc I have had before.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Descombes family
The Descombes family
Beaujolais, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A very fine nose of green apple and peach skin leads into a fresh, mouthwatering palate where the fine and succulent acidity gently caresses and supports the wine towards the elegant mineral finish. A lovely discreet, wine that finishes soft and very pretty. Georges is a powerful powerful personality and this is definitely his most subtle wine and, for this wine, that is a very good thing." - Andrew Guard, importer

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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