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Brouilly Croix des Rameaux Jean-Claude Lapalu 2019

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color:Red
  • Organics
  • Natural
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Silky

One of the domain's more 'serious' cuvées. More info

From a sloped parcel of sand and granite soil exposed to the south-west, this cuvée is made using vines that are around 70 years old. The manual harvest is destemmed then macerated for 20 to 25 days. Maturation lasts 9-10 months and takes place in 10-year-old barrels. A small dose of sulphur is added during the bottling process. This cuvée stands out for its balance of fruit and structure, and has an ageing potential of over 10 years. It will pair nicely with white or red meat, as well as several different kinds of cheese.

Brouilly Croix des Rameaux Jean-Claude Lapalu serve at a temperature of 14°C. 

Lot presentation
Brouilly Croix des Rameaux Jean-Claude Lapalu

Cuvée presentation

From a sloped parcel of sand and granite soil exposed to the south-west, this cuvée is made using vines that are around 70 years old. The manual harvest is destemmed then macerated for 20 to 25 days. Maturation lasts 9-10 months and takes place in 10-year-old barrels. A small dose of sulphur is added during the bottling process. This cuvée stands out for its balance of fruit and structure, and has an ageing potential of over 10 years. It will pair nicely with white or red meat, as well as several different kinds of cheese.

Information about domain Jean-Claude Lapalu

From a family of wine makers, Jean-Claude Lapalu settled at the family domain in Beaujolais in 1982. After a few years of sending his grapes to the cooperative, he started making his own wines in 1996. He gradually found his own path and discovered his own style, developing natural vinifications with little intervention. The work in the vineyard has become much more eco-friendly and more respectful of the terroir. The 12-hectare vineyard is certified organic, the soil is ploughed, and the rows are covered with grass. Jean-Claude Lapalu has a superb viticultural heritage, including many mature vines, some of which are over 100 years old. A top Beaujolais domain!

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
  • Country/Region: Beaujolais
  • Appellation/Wine: Brouilly
  • Producer/Owner: Jean-Claude Lapalu
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 14°
  • Viticulture: Organics and natural 
  • Intensity: Silky
  • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% Gamay
Brouilly Croix des Rameaux Jean-Claude Lapalu
Brouilly Croix des Rameaux Jean-Claude Lapalu

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