Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu
Brouilly Cuvée des Fous - 2019 - Jean Claude Lapalu
A dark wine, with notes of blackcurrant and raspberry... Palate: superb texture, balanced and powerful, fruity, supple, with fine tannins... A high-class cuvée.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2029
Gamay from 100-year-old vines grown on granitic soils. Living soils, ploughed and worked by hand without chemistry or weedkillers. Grapes harvested by hand, and handled with respect to preserve the indigenous yeasts. Natural vinification, carbonic maceration of whole bunches: 10-20 days depending on the vintage, maturation for 10 months in barrels that have seen 10 wines. No filtration. 1 g/hl of sulphur at bottling, which is to say almost nothing. Certified organic.
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
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