The story begins over four centuries ago, when the Duboeuf family was producing wine in the Mâconnais region. Georges was very young when his uncle and brother passed down both their passion for wine and their secrets of production. At just 18 years old, he preferred to take care of the family business with his brother rather than pursuing his studies. Georges, well known for his dynamism, created Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in September of 1964. Young and full of energy, Georges set off with the family-grown wines strapped to his bicycle, meeting top restaurateurs like Gaston Brazier, Paul Blanc, Paul Bocuse, Jean and Pierre Troisgros, and even the Haeberlin brothers. The distinguished Beaujolais wines found their place naturally among these prestigious establishments. In response to this burgeoning success, Georges did not hesitate to start bottling wine and develop relations with other regional winemakers. This allowed him to offer wines that reflected the great diversity of the surrounding vineyards.
Dried cherries with some flowers on the nose, following through to a medium body with menthol, bark and dried tea. Subtle and complex. From 60-year-old vines. Drink or hold.
WILLIAM KELLEY - WINE ADVOCATE
The 2017 Fleurie La Madone reveals pretty aromas of cassis, raspberries and rose petal. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and juicy, with some firm tannins that assert themselves on the finish. It represents a very fine performance in a year where Fleurie was ravaged by hail.