2020 Vin de France Eau Forte, Jean-Claude Lapalu

This is low-intervention in the extreme: Jean-Claude doesn’t touch the tank during its 12 day maceration and fermentation. Combine this with zero sulphur and 100% whole bunch, and you’d be forgiven for assuming this would stray far onto the funky side of ‘natural’ wine. Yet it remains wonderfully poised. For anyone who knows the 2019 Eau Forte, this is a completely different animal. Where the 2019 was light, crunchy, and aromatic, the 2020 is powerful, structured, though still so very elegant. Its velour tannins and cool minty fruit culminate in a long sumptuous finish, and mean the wine is the most successful of Jean-Claude’s fuller-bodied 2020s.

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£25.48
Case, 6 Bottles
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£152.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Vin de France (Vin de Table), France
  • Grape
    Gamay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Vin de France Eau Forte, Jean-Claude Lapalu

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