Brouilly Vieilles Vignes 2018, Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu


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Country: France

Region: Beaujolais

Type: Red

Producer: Jean-Claude Lapalu

Grape: Gamay

Bottle Size: 75cl

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14%

A lovely bouquet of cherries, spices, liquorice and orange rind. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep, and satin textured, with a voluminous core of fruit, melting tannins and a charming, expressive profile.

Organic, Vegan, No added sulfur

Jean-Claude Lapalu is a third generation winemaker but only began his own domaine in 1996. Previously, his family had been grape growers selling to the cooperative. He didn’t have a clear idea of the wines he wanted to make at that stage, only an idea of the wines he didn’t want to make. It took him 5 or 6 years to get rid of the additives and interventions he’d learned about at the wine school he attended in Charentay. Altogether, he has 12 hectares of vines in total, most of which are old (60–80 years), and which are farmed organically.


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