Georges Descombes is one of the band of natural wine guys currently active in Beaujolais. The natural Beaujolais wines like this are by far the most interesting expressions of Beaujolais, and are in the same league of interest as serious Burgundies, in my opinion. Descombes works without sulfur dioxide during vinification (there’s a nice report on him here at Bertrand’s wine terroirs site).
G Descombes Régnié 2007 Beaujolais
13% alcohol. Nicely aromatic nose with a spicy, herby edge to the plum and raspberry fruit. The palate is quite dense with a complex savoury, mineral dimension to the bright raspberry fruit. Concentrated and vital with a spicy, earthy finish. A serious, gastronomic wine of real appeal. Miles away from most commercial Beaujolais, this is a serious expression of Gamay. 92/100 (Indigo Wine, www.indigowine.com)