Jean Paul Dubost is a fourth generation wine maker who has about 40 acres of vineyards in Moulin a Vent, Morgon, Regnie, and Brouilly as well as Beaujolais Villages. Jean Paul is in the process of converting all his vineyards to Biodynamics, but all are at minimum farmed organically. So the vineyards that this Beaujolais Villages wine comes from are organic, and Jean Paul still uses a bit of sulfur to stabilise the wine before bottling. It's nowhere near as much sulfur as in a conventional wine, but it is there.
And so what?! Sulfur has been used judiciously in wines pretty much for ever. This Beaujolais is delicious and vibrant and a good price.
Aroma: Jean Paul Dubost's Beaujolais has quite the ripe, juicy, berry fruit dominated nose to me. It really smells of blackberrys and maybe also just a bit of beeswax candle; not even smoky burnt candle; just fresh pure fruit and a hint of earth.
Taste: Jiucy red berry fruits are the first tastes that I pick up on, but there's good fresh acidity that lifts this Beaujolais up and gives it a more fun refreshing chatacter. This is such a summer wine. And I mean by that statement that Jean Paul's Beaujolais just tastes like summer! At the same time though the vivid ripe fruit flavors are just what I want to have with fall foods like pork and roast vegetables.
This is delicious, lively, and natural. It's the best village Beaujolais I've had. It's about $17 and available at Aurora Provisions, the Blue Hill Wine Shop, the Farm Stand in South Portland, and glass poured at Vinland