Jean-Paul Brun Domaine des Terres Dorees Beaujolais L'Ancien Vielles Vignes 2012

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

Price: $18.99
Item No. 130222
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Brun produces his "old-style" Beaujolais and his vinification differs from the prevailing practices in the region. He believes that the charm of Gamay's fruit is best expressed by the grapes' indigenous yeasts, rather than by adding industrial yeast. Virtually all Beaujolais is now made by adding a particular yeast during fermentation.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2012 Beaujolais L’Ancien Vieilles Vignes Les Terres Dorees comes from 40- to 50-year-old vines. It has a crisp blueberry and dark cherry bouquet with just a hint of fresh fig. Supple on the entry, it displays endearing balance and focus, with a taut stony finish that reeks of class. Drink now-2022. "
90 Points

Learn 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.

Learn About Beaujolais

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