Domaine Jean-Paul Dubost

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Country of Origin: France
Location: Beaujolais
People: Jean-Paul Dubost, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

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Domaine Dubost is a 4th generation estate, which has been in the hands of Jean-Paul Dubost since the mid-nineties. They farm about 19 hectares, nine of which are from the village appellation. The rest of the land is split between Brouilly, Moulin à Vent, Morgon, and a little in Regnié. He has been transitioning to biodynamics since 2005 and ferments all of the wines with natural yeasts. The crus are made without sulfur or other additions.

The Moulin à Vent and Fleurie plots are nurtured biodynamically. It is certainly worth noting that while natural yeast are used for the fermentation of all of the wines, the Fleurie and Moulin à Vent are made with an extremely minimalist approach. The wines are matured for about 10 months in 500 L casks, then bottled without fining, filtration, chapitalization, or acidification. These wines are best appreciated with some airing. The Beaujolais Village and the Brouilly are fermented in concrete, stabilized with SO2 and passed through a light filtration.

Jean-Paul is currently training his two young sons, Jeoffrey and Corentin, about natural wine hoping that one day they take over the family estate, which is now 21ha.

Reviews

  • Jean-Paul Dubost 2015 Beaujolais Villages AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/13/2016)

    The 2015 Beaujolais Villages Climat Le Tracot underwent a semi-carbonic maceration for 15 days before maturation in vat. It has a lovely redcurrant and strawberry pastille bouquet that has wonderful definition and primal exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very well structured with fine, almost chalky tannin. Quite simply, this is a Beaujolais Villages equal to a majority of village cru Beaujolais. Superb.