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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Jean-Paul Brun Domaine des Terres Dorees Beaujolais Ancien Vielles Vignes 2008
Jean-Paul Brun Domaine des Terres Dorees Beaujolais Ancien Vielles Vignes 2008
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green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is produced from Jean-Paul's oldest vines, which have fewer, smaller grapes with a more concentrated flavor. He is able to harvest the grapes later because there is far less risk of rot, owing to the small bunches. The grapes are very ripe and have a high natural sugar level. The wine is vinified in traditional Burgundy methods. Ancien is a deeply colored wine with a bouquet of red fruit and very soft tannins. It can be drunk relatively young but is probably best at 2 to 3 years old. This is a wine well balanced with natural sugar and acidity.
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About Jean-Paul Brun Domaine des Terres Dorees:

The Domaine des Terres Dorees is located in the Southern Beaujolais, just north of Lyons, in a beautiful area known as the "Region of Golden Stones." Jean-Paul Brun is the owner and winemaker at this 40-acre family estate and has attracted the attention of the French and American press for the wonderfully fruity and delicate wines he produces.