2019 Vin de France Alma Mater, Jean-Claude Lapalu

You can tell when tasting with Jean-Claude that this cuvée holds a special place in his heart. He only makes it in great years, from a selection of the best bunches he spontaneously keeps separate as the pickers pass through the vineyards. As a result, it comes from various parcels: a bit of Brouilly, a bit of Côte de Brouilly, a bit of Beaujolais Villages. Unlike his other wines, it is completely destemmed, and undergoes a seven month maceration in large clay amphorae. This unusual vinification makes for a surprisingly energetic wine, with a juicy body, and ripe, clean freshness on the palate that overflows with hedgerow fruit. It’s certainly not run of the mill Gamay.

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Bottle
En primeur
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£38.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
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£232.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Vin de France (Vin de Table), France
  • Grape
    Gamay
  • Maturity
    Young 2021 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2019 Vin de France Alma Mater, Jean-Claude Lapalu

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