Kewin Descombes Keke Beaujolais 2018 is nearly effervescent in the mouth on the first few sips, with bold fruit forward flavors of red cherry, strawberry, and blackberry. Background notes of licorice candies, rhubarb, and white pepper make this a perfect red wine for any season. Kewin Descombes Keke Beaujolais 2018 will go wonderfully with a beetroot and goats cheese summer salad or even just classic roast chicken dinners.
Kewin Descombes Keke Beaujolais 2018 is from a 1.2-hectare parcel of rented organic vines, then made in the traditional fashion so carbonic maceration, delivering a super bright, vivacious, life-affirming fruitiness. Almost no added sulphites. Utterly loveable in every way and one of the most delicious vegan wines we have tasted.
Kewin – or Kéké to his mates – has Beaujolais in his blood. The son of Georges Descombes, scion of the fêted “Gang of Four” of Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet & Jean Foillard, and half-brother to the correspondingly precocious Damien Coquelet, it was almost inevitable that Kéké would follow a similar path. His organic wines have all the pretty poise, acid and elegance you’d expect from such heritage, and a refinement, structure and confidence that belies his age. Farming is organic, intervention is minimally minimal. Still, just in his twenties, Kéké is unambiguously one of the reinvigorated Beaujolais region’s brightest young talents.