Synopsis, Our Opinion: A Beaujolais with unique character and one
of the best we have had in quite a while.
Producer/Winery: Jean-Paul Brun; Domaine des Terres Dorées; Charnay, France.
Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Fleurie; Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.
Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Ham and cheese grilled sandwiches on homemade English muffins.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with a light gray-ruby rim. Boisterous damp earth, cherry, current and full bloom peony aromas. Smooth, rich, concentrated with a tangy and tart mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 150-grit texture. Tart cherry, ripe red current and a little bit of juicy raspberry flavor. Plenty of bright acidity, very fine grained integrated tannins with a long rich, fruity and acidic finish. WOW this was a much more concentrated fruit flavored Beaujolais and no where near as thin as we expected. We called it a Beaujolais with unique character and one of the best we have had in quite a while.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 6 10373 58108 4
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.