2020 Côte de Brouilly, Domaine Lafarge Vial, Beaujolais

2020 Côte de Brouilly, Domaine Lafarge Vial, Beaujolais

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2020 Côte de Brouilly, Domaine Lafarge Vial, Beaujolais

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This parcel is a fermage contract, facing south-east on blue granite soils on the steeply sloping Mont Brouilly. One-third of the fruit was kept as whole bunches, the remainder manually destemmed. Everything was aged in foudre. There is plenty of rich, sweet bilberry fruit, spice and a pleasing salinity. Drink 2025-2032. 
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Lafarge Vial

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Gamay

Gamay

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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