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After selective sorting of the harvested grapes before vatting on a sorting table, the bunches of grapes are vatted whole (no de-stalking or crushing).
They are vinified using traditional Beaujolais methods, where the bunches are kept whole throughout vatting, which lasts 7 to 8 days.
In this way we craft a ruby-coloured Beaujolais-Villages with pleasant red fruit aromas (raspberry, red currant, strawberry). The tannins are supple and blend in beautifully. This fruity wine will be tasty all the time of day.
Vignobles Bulliat’s 2019 Morgon “Nature” is made from 100% Gamay that comes from a south-east facing 4-hectare hillside plot that reaches up to a 40° slope. The soils are composed of crumbly schist and granite, and vines average 60 years old. After the grapes are hand-harvested, whole-cluster fermentation takes place after a long maceration in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is aged in concrete vats for 4 months and bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no added sulfites.
Bright and fragrant, with strawberry and cranberry infused fruit, Bulliat’s Morgon shows wonderful finesse along with its balanced tannin structure. There is also a clear mineral backbone, which adds to the beautiful aromatic and textural lift present in the wine.
A beautiful pale pink robe, a delicate nose of white flowers and red fruits, a precise and intense mouth. Dominating the blend, the Pinot Noir brings elegance and power, while the freshness of Chardonnay and the delicacy of Gamay complete the balance of this cuvée.
"Bursting with vibrant pink grapefruit and red berry aromas; a complexity of brioche, hibiscus and lime zest with a creamy mousse and an elegant, saline finish."- 95 points Decanter
100% Gamay. L'Ancien comes from Jean Paul's oldest vines--hence the name of the wine--in his home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. They range in age from 40 to 60 years old and are planted on slopes sporting the area's signature sandy clay-limestone soils, featuring the particular local "dorée" or "golden" limestone that is laden with iron. These older vines have always been farmed organically and harvested by hand and yield small, thick-skinned Gamay berries. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. The wine is aged in concrete until May-June after the vintage.
This wine marks the origin of the estate. Paul Janin et Fils established the first plots in 1937, located on the locality of Le Tremblay. Today, this vintage is a blend of several localities: Les Greneriers, Les Burdelines, Les Pérelles, Champs de Cour, Les Brussellions and Aux Caves. Fine and distinguished.
"The 2018 Moulin-à-Vent Les Vignes du Tremblay exhibits a deep bouquet of ripe plums, mulberries and cherries, with only subtle hints of the rose petal and spice that bottle age will reveal. Medium to full-bodied, sensuous and enveloping, it's broad-shouldered and fleshy, with a gourmand core of ripe fruit, powdery tannins and ripe acids. This is quite a ripe expression of the appellation, and that may mean that it's at its best young." 91 points Wine Advocate
This Côte de Brouilly is downright gorgeous now, reminiscent of succulent red berries and blood orange with a spine of minerality.
"Light, vivid ruby. Vibrant red fruit, floral and spice qualities on the mineral-inflected nose take on suggestions of incense and licorice as the wine stretches out. Sappy, incisive and pure, offering palate-staining raspberry, bitter cherry, floral pastille and rhubarb flavors that show a compelling blend of depth and vivacity. Closes very long and subtly chewy, with reverberating florality and polished tannins that come in late. That Foillard magic is clearly a hereditary thing." 94 Points Vinous
Grandes Places Selections
Fine fragrant red fruits and violets on the nose leads to a medium bodied palate of raspberries and red currants, background by a faint fennel note and elegantly finished with a fine, saline minerality.
A red natural wine made from 100% sustainably farmed Gamay grapes grown in the Touraine, Loire Valley, France. Semi-carbonic fermentation, aged for 8 months in stainless steel tank, low-sulfites (30ppm).
Fresh cherry, Violets, Baking Spices, and Earth. Medium Body
- Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 91 RP