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Georges Duboeuf des Quatre Vents Fleurie 2018 Details

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Georges Duboeuf des Quatre Vents Fleurie 2018

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Domaine Des Quatre Vents is a brilliant garnet color. Fresh aromas of red and black fruits, baking spices, floral notes, and a subtle note of vanilla. Silky tannins and a persistent finish.

Winemaker Notes

The southeast-facing vineyards of the Estate tumble down the hillside to the road leading out of Fleurie. Two winemakers undertake caring for the 14.8 acre property, where most of the vineyards surrounding the house are more than 50 years old and trellised in the traditional Gobelet style. They are planted mostly in the pink granite soil that is the hallmark of the Fleurie Cru. The average harvest is 425 barrels, which is conducted manually, in whole bunches. Semi-carbonic maceration and malolactic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. 20% of the wine is then aged for 8 months in new French oak.

Pairings

This wine is best accompanied with dishes such as grilled red meats, lamb shanks, spicy dishes and aged cheeses.

Other Notes

The vineyards and winery have been owned by the Darroze family since the mid-1950s, when it was bought by the father of the current owner. The Dubouef family has had an exclusive agreement with them for many years.

Ratings

2018: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Apr 2020
2018: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2019
2018: 92 Pts - Vinous, Oct 2019
2017: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2018
2017: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Apr 2019
2016: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2018
2016: 92 Pts - Vinous, Mar 2018
2016: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2017
2015: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2017
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2017
2014: 90 Pts - Vinous, Aug. 2016
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #219, June 2015
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Apr 2012
2008: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2009
2005: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #165, June 2006
2005: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Oct 2006
2002: 90-92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2003

Wine Profile

Vintage 2018
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Gamay
Appellation A.O.C. Fleurie
Acid 5.12 g/l
PH 3.61
Residual Sugar 1.1 g/l
Alcohol % 13.5%
Size 750 ml