Terres Dorees Brouilly de Jean Paul Brun

Gamay
Cotes de Brouilly A/C
by Jean-Paul Brun
Terres Dorees Brouilly de Jean Paul Brun

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Rich aromas of wild strawberries are supported by plenty of ripe fruit on the palate and a very good structure within this red wine. Jean-Paul’s efforts with the star Gamay grape are only rivalled by the work he does with chardonnay. His wines are up there with the best from the more prestigious Burgundian appellation. One of many Vegan friendly wines available from Wines Direct.

Gamay
Cotes de Brouilly A/C
by Jean-Paul Brun

RRP: €23.50

Price: €21.85

Rich aromas of wild strawberries are supported by plenty of ripe fruit on the palate and a very good structure within this red wine. Jean-Paul’s efforts with the star Gamay grape are only rivalled by the work he does with chardonnay. His wines are up there with the best from the more prestigious Burgundian appellation. One of many Vegan friendly wines available from Wines Direct.

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country:
France
region:
Beaujolais
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Gamay
abv:
12.5
style:
Red
code:
10053
enjoy with:
Olives, Game Terrine, Blue Cheese And Caramelised Onion Tart
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
France
region:
Beaujolais
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Gamay
abv:
12.5
style:
Red
code:
10053
enjoy with:
Olives, Game Terrine, Blue Cheese And Caramelised Onion Tart

Wine Makers

Terres Dorees Brouilly de Jean Paul Brun by Jean-Paul Brun

Jean Paul-Brun’s vineyard is located in a stunning area known as the “Region of Golden Stones” in southern Beajolais. He started Domaine Terres Dorées in 1979 with only four hectares of vines. Back then, the grapes vied for space with the cows, sheep, pigs and cereal crops of his father’s farm.

 

When his father retired, Jean-Paul started winemaking in earnest. Today, his wines garner quite a lot of press for the unorthodox way in which they are made and for their sheer quality. Jean-Paul has managed to produce outstanding wine that is not typical of the Beaujolais appellation.

 

Jean-Paul practices organic winemaking and has no time for winemakers who jump on “cool” bandwagons without actually putting the work in on the vineyard. To him there are two types of wine; industrial and artisanal. Artisanal wines are those “where you can taste and feel the vigneron’s sensibilities.”

 

He gets particularly annoyed by those who claim to be natural winemakers or sulphur free but that in reality end up using chemicals when they realise their wine is not good to begin with. He feels this discredits the natural winemaking movement. For him, natural winemaking is about being an honest winemaker.

 

Jean-Paul Brun’s methods are a lot more labour intensive than conventional methods. He is one of only 5% of French winemakers who use natural indigenous yeasts. This means he has to check his vats every morning to ensure fermentation is proceeding as he would like.

 

His reason for working like this? “I work this way because of a personal choice, out of respect to the planet and the people that drink our wines. The quality in my grapes was already there but now we work in a way that respects nature and we know it’s important for the future so it just feels like the right thing to do.”

 

In The Press

Press Reviews

"As good as it gets and then some from a cru Beaujolais. Absorbing, well-made wine with light, bright fruit." Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times

"Cracking cru Beaujolais that is full of juicy black fruits and should be served chilled." Martin Moran, The Sunday Times

"Lovely light soft Beaujolais with real elegance refinement and length." John Wilson, Irish Times

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Irish Times , 20/05/2014
By John Wilson
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Beaujolais in France

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