2016 Côte de Brouilly, Domaine Lafarge Vial, Beaujolais

2016 Côte de Brouilly, Domaine Lafarge Vial, Beaujolais

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2016 Côte de Brouilly, Domaine Lafarge Vial, Beaujolais

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This new parcel for Lafarge Vial totals 0.66 hectares of 55-year-old vines planted on blue granite soil on the Mont de Brouilly. The identity of this special terroir is clearly defined, with a richer and darker fruit profile than the prettier Fleurie wines. There are notes of exotic spices on the nose, while the palate has dense, red-black fruit and a touch of pepper which leads on to a stony tannic structure, lending the wine remarkable freshness and purity. Drink 2021-2027.
Adam Bruntlett, Wine Buyer

The excellence of Cru Beaujolais is something I have held dear for some time, but its ageing potential was first brought to my attention when I was served two Moulin-à-Vent wines from 1961 and 1962 produced by Camille Giroud. The freshness and complexity of these wines was simply astonishing and I have since made it something of a personal mission to return these great wines to their rightful place in the cellars and on the tables of the most discerning wine drinkers. The wines in our offer cover a range of styles; whole-bunch, de-stemmed, oaked, unoaked, elegant and floral, dense and structured. This almost endless variety and versatility is what is most fascinating about Gamay grown on Beaujolais’s volcanic soils. What the wines have in common, however, is that they all offer excellent value for money and great drinking pleasure.

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Wine Advocate91+/100
Offering up aromas of dark chocolate, roasting game bird and small wild berries, the 2016 Cte de Brouilly is medium to full-bodied, bright and fleshy, with a crunchy core of fruit, racy acids and a long, chalky finish. Like the Fleurie Clos Vernay, it will demand and reward time in the cellar.
William Kelley - 22/09/2018 Read more

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Lafarge Vial

Lafarge Vial

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A French variety planted predominately in Beaujolais where it is the grape behind everything from light and often acidic Beaujolais Nouveau through to the more serious and well-structured wines from the 10 cru villages. It takes its name from a hamlet just outside Chassagne-Montrachet and was at one stage widely planted on the Côte d`Or. However it was gradually phased out due to its poor yield and supposed poor quality of its wines.

The majority of Gamay wines in Beaujolais are labelled as Beaujolais or Beaujolais-Villages and are deliciously juicy, easy drinking, gulpable wines. Of more interest are the Cru wines from the 10 villages in the north of the region where the soil is predominantly granitic schist and where the vines are planted on gently undulating slopes. These can be well-structured, intensely perfumed wines, redolent of ripe black fruits and, while delicious young, will reward medium term cellaring.

Gamay is also grown in the Touraine region of the Loire where it produces soft, well-balanced, gluggable wines for drinking young.

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