2020 Jean-Claude Lapalu 'Eau Forte' Beaujolais MAGNUM 1.5L


Lapalu "Eau Forte" is  a selection of old-vine juice from Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly. Organic farming; the whole clusters are pressed in a traditional basket press and fermentation is with wild yeasts in amphora (not carbonic). There is a gentle maceration to extract colour but with no pigeage or remontage to minimize extraction of tannins.  Two-thirds of the wine is moved to older, neutral barrels to complete fermentation while one-third remains in concrete.  The wine then stays in barrel or vat for five months before final assemblage and is not fined or filtered before bottling, with only 10mg/Litre of SO2.   This wine is not meant to be a vin de garde like the Lapalu Brouilly Croix des Rameaux or Côte de Brouilly  - it's a beautiful natural wine showing aromas of blackberry and violet with tart plum orange peel and spice, bright and pretty. The palate has a light feel but is quite intense with dense black raspberry fruit framed in very firm acidity with hints of mint, earth and citrus. This is serious "glou-glou," quite unique and delicious - get some saucissons or grill some pork and enjoy!

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2020 Jean-Claude Lapalu 'Eau Forte' Beaujolais MAGNUM 1.5L
2020 Jean-Claude Lapalu 'Eau Forte' Beaujolais MAGNUM 1.5L