2016 Domaine de la Prebende Beaujolais Anna Asmaquer
Domaine de la Prébende produces a deeply mineral Beaujolais from a predominantly clay and limestone terroir, a rarity in a region dominated by granite soils. “Une prébende” essentially means “a tax,” and the domaine sits on the location where monks used to collect taxes from the villagers. As Ghislaine Dupeuble puts it, “Monks didn't like to own low end vineyards!” The Prébende Beaujolais cuvée, “Anna Asmaquer,” is named for Ghislaine's great grandmother, who married Jules Dupeuble in 1919. The family wanted to add her name to the label because it was Anna who managed the vineyards and winemaking—she is the true source of inspiration for what has become Domaine de la Prébende today.
Light fruity aromas with hints of damp earth. Smooth, ripe cranberry and raspberry taste with tads of red current. A dry, very slightly tart fruity finish that goes on and on with lots of fruit and spice in the after-taste