Domaine Jean-Paul Brun Côte de Brouilly 2020

£20.95

This is the first of the 2020s we have shipped from Jean-Paul, and based on its quality, it is looking like another great vintage for his domaine!

Colour

Red

Country

France

Domaine

Domaine Jean-Paul Brun

Grape

Gamay

Region

Beaujolais

Vintage

2020

Description

50+-year-old vines growing at around 950m altitude on the thinnest of soils over granite. A serious vineyard. The granite gives this wine its cool, concentration and finesse. So much concentration and flavour at just 13% alcohol, masses of pure, chiseled fruit and fine powdery tannins.

About the Domaine

Early in his career Jean-Paul rejected the industrial approach to wine making which was taking over Beaujolais and began making wine in ways his ancestors would have recognised. He began using only indigenous yeasts, eschewing 71B, the designer yeast popular in the region which is responsible for the banana and candy aromas found in so much mass-produced Beaujolais. He stopped automatically chaptalizing his wines and began to concentrate on drawing out the characters of each individual site. He totally de-stems the grapes from his Crus before fermentation and vinification begins with a light cold soaking followed by maceration for 10-12 days. Elevage is partly in tank, partly in barrel, depending on the wine and the nature of each vintage. In other words, more Côte D’Or than traditional Beaujolais. The results are Beaujolais of unusual density, but which are also beautifully poised, fresh and elegant and which reflect with great clarity the subtle soil differences and age of vines of each Cru. Parcel selection is key. The domaine owns old vine plots on the local limestone rich clays as well as vineyards on the granite of Moulin-a-Vent and Fleurie. Recent vintages have been tremendous, producing some electric wines which will age beautifully.

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