Beaujolais Villages Le Rang du Merle - 2022 - Jean Claude Lapalu
Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu
A rich and concentrated nose... On the palate: intense, fruity and spicy... This wine will replace your black cherry jams and marry brilliantly with your cheeses: Munster, Époisse, etc....
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2024 to 2030
A Gamay made from over-matured, raisiny grapes from 90-year-old vines grown organically and planted on granitic soils. Living soils, ploughed and worked by hand without chemistry or weedkillers. Grapes harvested by hand once slightly over-ripe and shrivelled, handled with respect to preserve the indigenous yeasts. Natural vinification, carbonic maceration of whole bunches for around 3 weeks, maturation for 9 months in barrels, without new oak. Bottled at the Estate without fining or filtration, just the tiniest addition of sulphur.
Jean-Claude Lapalu is a vigneron who works in harmony with nature, situated on the slopes of Brouilly since 1996. His 9-hectare estate is certified organic, even if he does not mark this on his labels. He also bottles his wines with next to no sulphur – just 1 g/hl. It would be easy to imagine then that some oenophiles might dismiss him as lazy tree hugger, and yet for some time now...All wines
from the estate