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Big expectations out of Beaujolais

Written By Scott Joseph On October 2, 2009

Winemaker Georges Duboeuf says 2009 is one of the best in 50 years

Beaujolais wine producer Georges Duboeuf is ecstatic about this year’s Beaujolais harvest, predicting it one of the best Beaujolais vintages in the last 50 years, according to a press release.

“We have had perfect weather with 50,000 grape pickers hard at work across the 3,000 vineyards of Beaujolais since September 4th,” proclaimed Georges Duboeuf in his most recent harvest report, dated September 18th. “The grape bunches are small with a fine purplish black color, and are exceptionally rich in sugar. The berries are thick, and theduboeuf seeds are a gorgeous amber color, a sign of perfect phenolic maturity. Their brightness, intensity, and above all, their perfect health are something to behold. We have not seen anything like this for a long time

Following the longtime French tradition of releasing Beaujolais Nouveau at one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of November, the 2009 vintage will be released November 19 with celebratory “Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé !” events taking place in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and several other locations across the country.

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