Albert Bichot Moulin a Vent 2016 FranceAlbert Bichot Moulin a Vent 2016 France
The nose is highly aromatic and evocative of ripe red fruit (cherry), which evolve towards fine, floral then spicy notes, finishing on a touch of oak. The first palate is dominated by the roundness and fullness along with elegant tannins. The finish is well balanced, fleshy, delicate and pure, which is due to this particular terroir. Pairing: Our Rochegrès Moulin-à-Vent is a fine accompaniment to red meats, as well as poultry and mild cheeses.
Score: 92, March 1, 2018
Domaine Lathuliere Gravillon Fleurie 2017 FranceDomaine Lathuliere Gravillon Fleurie 2017 France
Made from Gamay vines that are now 50 years old and following lutte raisonnée principles, the Domaine Lathuilière Gravallon Fleurie Grand Pre displays sweet red Gamay fruit, but also an impressive finesse and body drawn from its pink granite soils. Pure and fresh, this Fleurie shows juicy cherry fruit combined with delicate but impressive structure.
Domaine Rottiers Moulin a Vent 2015 FranceDomaine Rottiers Moulin a Vent 2015 France
Produced from vines that are up to 80-years-old and now organic, this concentrated wood-aged wine is perfumed, rich and firmly structured. Dark tannins line the wine supporting the black plum and cherry fruits and acidity. Richard Rottiers, new on the scene in 2007, created a cru that is going to be a very fine wine. Drink from 2018. ROGER VOSS
Jacky Piret Clos Jasseron Beaujolais 2017Jacky Piret Clos Jasseron Beaujolais 2017
Jacky Piret Clos Jasseron Beaujolais 2017. A juicy, ripe and chewy , with cherry notes and a powdery, “pulpy” texture. Really attractive, without losing it’s unique terroir expression and old vines length.
Jean Paul Brun L’Ancien Beaujolais 2017 FranceJean Paul Brun L’Ancien Beaujolais 2017 France
017 JEAN PAUL BRUN TERRES DOREES “L’ANCIEN” VIELLES VIGNES BEAUJOLAIS, FRANCE.100% Gamay.
Pure, delicious unadulterated Beaujolais, made wine indigenous yeast and minimal sulfur. This is Gamay as it is meant to be. Jean Paul Brun is a leader in the movement towards minimal intervention winemaking in Beaujolais. “L’Ancienne” is so-named because it comes from 80 year-old vines, planted to clay and limestone soils. All the fruit is hand-harvested, de-stemmed, then fermented and aged in concrete vats. The result is a bright-fruited and fresh Gamay with crunchy red fruits and mineral underpinnings. In short, a joy to drink. About: Jean Paul Brun is located in Charnay, a village in the Southern Beaujolais just north of Lyons, in a beautiful area known as the “Region of Golden Stones”. 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.
La Cote Etoille Brouilly Cuvee Pierre 2017La Cote Etoille Brouilly Cuvee Pierre 2017
La Cote Etoille Brouilly Cuvee Pierre 2017 -40-year-old vines are handpicked followed by a 14-day whole cluster semi-carbonic maceration in concrete and steel tanks. A floral scent with hints of cherries and plums. Juicy and fresh fruit with long with marked acidity and fresh tannins that add some gentle grip to the tenacious finish.