Producer wine
Domaine Dubost

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Beaujolais

PRODUCTION :

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 yeasts 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. The Beaujolais Villages 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.

 

 

CUVÉES
Wine

Beaujolais-Villages “Les Terrasses du Tracot” Blanc

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 0.5 hectares
Soil: silt, clay, sand
Average Age of Vines: 9 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, gentle press, fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: lightly at bottling
So2: minimal at bottling

Wine

Beaujolais Villages “Tracot” Blanc

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay, Viognier
Vineyard Size: 0.5 hectares
Soil: silt, clay, sand
Average Age of Vines: 9 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 3 week fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: 6 months in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: lightly at bottling
So2: minimal at bottling

Wine

“Fleurie”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: 3.5 hectares
Soil: sand, granite
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole-cluster carbonic maceration
Aging: concrete and steel tanks for 90%, finished in 1-5 year aged barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal at bottling

Wine

Beaujolais Villages “Tracot” Rouge

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Gamay
Vineyard Size: 8 hectares
Soil: sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 45 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: semi-carbonic maceration
Aging: in concrete tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: lightly at bottling
So2: 25mg/L at bottling.

Wine

Brouilly”Vieilles Vignes”

Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: 3.2 hectares
Soil: sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 80 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 12 day carbonic maceration
Aging: stainless steel and cement tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: lightly at bottling
So2: 25mg/L at bottling

Wine

“Moulin à Vent”

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Gamay
Vineyard Size: 3.5 hectares
Soil: granite, sand
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration
Aging: 10 months in 500 liter casks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: 25mg/L at bottling