Domaine Séléné Brouilly
Sylvere Trichard of Domaine Séléné is something of a rising star in Beaujolais, working naturally to craft wines that are refined and polished. Free-standing goblet vines are left with grass & wildflowers to grow beneath, the strips in between are maintained simply with a mower- no ploughs or machinery here.
This is his Brouilly from a plot of Gamay grown on porous sand and decomposed granite. It undergoes a short, 10 day carbonic maceration and is probably the deepest, most concentrated of the cuvees with dark cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a pronounced dusting of black pepper.