Georges Descombes

Georges Descombes

Domain: Georges Descombes

Georges Descombes' family had been winegrowers for several generations. Descombes was always more interested in mechanics and engineering, and that remains true today. However, he was also the only one in the family who wanted to take care of the vines. After studying oenology, he produced his first harvest in 1987 from some plots in Brouilly that he had inherited from his grandmother. This did not stop him from continuing to work in a bottling company and, as if that was not enough, working two days a week for other winegrowers in the area. It was only in 1993 that he devoted himself full time to his own property. He currently manages 17 hectares, of which 7 are in Morgon and the rest, in decreasing order, are in Brouilly, Régnié, Chiroubles, Beaujolais-Villages and Beaujolais. Even in his early days, Georges Descombes was not keen on chemical treatments in the vineyard and has used organic methods for more than ten years. The only few exceptions to this are on the very steep slopes where it is impossible to plough and he must use a herbicide. As Descombes planned to get organic certification for certain export markets, he had to separate these plots that could not be ploughed from the others. From the start, most of Descombes’ vines were ploughed, the wines fermented with natural yeasts and then vinified almost without sulphur using a carbonic maceration technique. From 1993, he decided to chill the harvests, in order to carry out gentler, longer vinifications (like those at Domaine Jean Foillard). Most of these vinifications take place in concrete vats, but there are also some stainless steel vats. The Georges Descombes domain is one the best examples of this appellation.

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Georges Descombes: All wines from this producer

Brouilly  Vieilles vignes
Morgon
Brouilly
Regnié  Vieilles Vignes
Chiroubles  Vieilles vignes
Beaujolais  Cuvée Gigi

Price List Georges Descombes

Wine name Vintage Price

Morgon

2016

20 Price estimate statistics 2016

Morgon Vieilles vignes

2016

18 Price estimate statistics 2016

Morgon

2015

29 Price estimate statistics 2015

Brouilly

2014

22 Price estimate statistics 2014

Regnié Vieilles Vignes

2014

24 Price estimate statistics 2014

Beaujolais Cuvée Gigi

2014

14 Price estimate statistics 2014

Fleurie Vieilles vignes

2014

31 Price estimate statistics 2014

Brouilly

2013

25 Price estimate statistics 2013

Regnié Vieilles Vignes

2013

22 Price estimate statistics 2013

Brouilly Vieilles vignes

2013

25 Price estimate statistics 2013

Chiroubles Vieilles vignes

2012

23 Price estimate statistics 2012

Brouilly

2012

26 Price estimate statistics 2012

Regnié Vieilles Vignes

2012

30 Price estimate statistics 2012

Fleurie Vieilles vignes

2012

23 Price estimate statistics 2012

Morgon

2011

26 Price estimate statistics 2011

Brouilly Vieilles vignes

2011

46 Price estimate statistics 2011

Morgon Vieilles vignes

2011

34 Price estimate statistics 2011

Fleurie Vieilles vignes

2010

30 Price estimate statistics 2010

Morgon Vieilles vignes

2010

34 Price estimate statistics 2010

Brouilly Vieilles vignes

2010

28 Price estimate statistics 2010

Regnié Vieilles Vignes

2010

27 Price estimate statistics 2010

Morgon Manon

2009

35 Price estimate statistics 2009

Brouilly

2009

30 Price estimate statistics 2009

Morgon

2009

34 Price estimate statistics 2009

Morgon Vieilles vignes

2009

27 Price estimate statistics 2009

Morgon

2008

20 Price estimate statistics 2008

Brouilly Vieilles vignes

2006

21 Price estimate statistics 2006

Morgon Manon

2006

17 Price estimate statistics 2006

Morgon Vieilles vignes

2005

26 Price estimate statistics 2005

Brouilly

2005

38 Price estimate statistics 2005

Brouilly Vieilles vignes

2005

26 Price estimate statistics 2005

Morgon

2005

43 Price estimate statistics 2005

Morgon Manon

2005

14 Price estimate statistics 2005

Morgon Vieilles vignes

2004

9 Price estimate statistics 2004

Brouilly Vieilles vignes

2004

9 Price estimate statistics 2004

Morgon Manon

2004

5 Price estimate statistics 2004
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