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Côte de Brouilly Jean-Claude Lapalu 2018

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Enjoy with friends
  • Color:Red
  • Organics
  • Natural
  • 12.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Silky

A sublime Côte de Brouilly that is more structured than the other cuvées in the domain.  More info

This cuvée is made from vines grown in volcanic rock soil. The grapes are harvested by hand and kept at around 10°C. The vinification process involves 18-20 days of carbonic maceration with some gentle stirring at the end of vatting. What follows is a maturation of 9-10 months. When the wine is bottled, there is no filtration, and a very small dose of sulphur is added. This wine gives off aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, revealing a lovely freshness on the palate. It has both depth and complexity that are lifted by a fruitiness. This cuvée can be aged a bit more than the others: leave it for a few years in the cellar.

Côte de Brouilly Jean-Claude Lapalu serve at a temperature of 14°C. 

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Côte de Brouilly Jean-Claude Lapalu

    Cuvée presentation

    This cuvée is made from vines grown in volcanic rock soil. The grapes are harvested by hand and kept at around 10°C. The vinification process involves 18-20 days of carbonic maceration with some gentle stirring at the end of vatting. What follows is a maturation of 9-10 months. When the wine is bottled, there is no filtration, and a very small dose of sulphur is added. This wine gives off aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, revealing a lovely freshness on the palate. It has both depth and complexity that are lifted by a fruitiness. This cuvée can be aged a bit more than the others: leave it for a few years in the cellar.

    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: Trade
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Beaujolais
    • Appellation/Wine: Côte de Brouilly
    • Producer/Owner: Jean-Claude Lapalu
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 14°
    • Viticulture: Organics and natural 
    • Intensity: Silky
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Gamay
    Côte de Brouilly Jean-Claude Lapalu
    Côte de Brouilly Jean-Claude Lapalu

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