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Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu

Côte de Brouilly - 2019 - Jean Claude Lapalu

Superb texture, powerful, with notes of black fruits, blackberries, blackcurrants, and spices. Balanced and persistent.

75 cl
Original features
Côte de Brouilly
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2021 to 2027

VAT included

Gamay from vines grown on volcanic soils known as the Pierre Bleue de Brouilly (blue stone of Brouilly), facing north. 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 80% whole bunches and 20% destemmed: 10-20 days depending on the vintage. Alcoholic fermentation in barrels and maturation for 10 months. No filtration, and just a tiny dose of sulphur at bottling.

Jean-Claude Lapalu

Jean-Claude Lapalu

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...

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