Jean-Claude Lapalu Brouilly Veielles Vignes
Jean-Claude Lapalu works biodynamically with 60-80 year old Gamay vines in Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne near Brouilly. Vinifying without sulphur (some cuvées receive a small dose at bottling), he produces elegant, ethereal Beaujolais which has put him firmly on the map as a worthy successor to the famed natural producers this region is known for.
This is Jean-Claude's exemplary Beaujolais Cru, a complex and characterful expression of Gamay from his oldest vines in Brouilly. Deep, dark berry fruit with masses of liquorice spice and a pronounced peppered game savouriness on the palate. Heady stuff!