Jean-Claude Lapalu, 2021 Côte de Brouilly



Vintage

2021

Region

FranceBeaujolais

Appellation

Côte de Brouilly

Varietal

Gamay

Farming

Organic

Vinification

Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Skin contact, Unfined & Unfiltered, Whole Cluster Fermented

Soil Type

Granit/Clay, Volcanic

Note

Arrives early Oct

50+ year old vines growing in clay-centric soils with blue stones on granite bedrock. Vinified in tank, with semi-carbonic maceration/fermentation over a 3 week period. Aged 6-8 months in used tonneaux. Then assembled in tank for one month prior to bottling. No Fining and filtration. 10 mg SO2 at bottling. 300 cases produced.
Lapalu’s Cote de Brouilly is a more structured, mineral-driven and concentrated Cru Beaujolias. With smoky aromas and a density of fruit on the palate, this is a bit on the more rustic end of the Gamay spectrum.