Monday, October 17, 2005


Family owned and operated, the Duboeuf vineyards in the Burgundy region of France carry on a proud tradition of producing fine wines. As the largest exporter of French wines to the United States, DuBoeuf makes two and one half million cases each year. The Duboeuf wines are made from a blend of many grape varieties.

Georges Duboeuf founded the firm in 1964, and continues to take a strong role in all aspects of the business. He is a master blender and taster, as well as a superb businessman. Transforming the industry by changing the wine itself, Duboeuf Burgundys became lighter and fresher. Subsequently, the wines became more accessible to the general public and enjoyed a renewal in popularity. Others in the industry followed his example.

Beaujolais Villages

This is one of the biggest sellers for the Duboeuf winery. Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages is extremely popular, and consistent with a bright flavor, and light texture that is easy for all tastes. Amazing vintages to try include 2000, 2001 and 2003. This wine is excellent with almost any pairing, whether grilling out with friends, having poultry, pizza, fish and cheese.

Moulin A Vent

Named for an historic landmark, a windmill, the Duboeuf's Moulin A Vent, is the most concentrated of the Beaujolais wines. Deep color and floral aromas add to the complexity of this variety. Excellent vintages include 2002, 2003, and even a classic, higher priced choice from 1989.


Duboeuf's Brouilly Bordeaux is a light bodied wine with a healthy deep ruby color. It possesses promising nose of red cherries, and violets. A terrific buy with a nice low pricetag, the Brouilly is accessible. Excellent paired with oriental cuisine, cheese, poultry, pork, and more, the Brouilly is versatile and easy. Try vintages from 2003, 2002, and 2000.


This Bordeaux, an excellent Beaujolais has a garnet color with a subtle bouquet. Pleasant with fruit overtones, the palate is round and has a nice finish. The Duboeuf's Fleurie has a romantic name and floral aroma. The Wine Spectator reviews find this to be dark, ripe and juicy with purity and balance.

A versatile wine for almost any pairing, try vintages from 2003, 2002 and 2000 for a satisfying accompaniment to any meal.

Morgon Jean Descombes

Vintages from 2000, 2002 and 2003 are fabulous examples of this classy Duboeuf Beaujolais. Duboeuf's Morgon Jean Descombes is a floral and fruity Bordeaux is a dark deep color. This blend has been called provocative, and expressive. With a nose of raspberry jam, it is very aromatic and presents a fabulous pairing with any menu.


This is a special Beaujolais with a very different flavor. Duboeuf's Julienas is concentrated and deep, this is a sweet almost syrupy cherry flavor, but it holds on, lingering effortlessly. The finish is long and luxurious. Excellent vintages are available from 2001 and 2002. 2003 was an exceptional year.

Beaujolais Villages Nouveau

A cross between a pinot noir and white grape, Duboeuf's Beaujolais Villages Nouveau is a very inexpensive wine that yields excellent flavor. Fresh and fruity, this appealing red wine is food friendly, matching anything you choose to pair it with. Try the vintages from 2003 and 2004.