Domaine des Terres Dorees 'L'Ancien'

Gamay
Beaujolais A/C
by Jean-Paul Brun
Domaine des Terres Dorees  'L'Ancien'

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Incredible raspberry fruits on the nose that follow through on the palate. Beaujolais as it should be. Vinification has a Burgundian feel, with a cold soaking of the grapes and a light “pigeage” to extract colour and flavour from the skins. One of many Vegan friendly red wines available from Wines Direct.

Gamay
Beaujolais A/C
by Jean-Paul Brun

RRP: €20.15

Price: €17.13

Incredible raspberry fruits on the nose that follow through on the palate. Beaujolais as it should be. Vinification has a Burgundian feel, with a cold soaking of the grapes and a light “pigeage” to extract colour and flavour from the skins. One of many Vegan friendly red wines available from Wines Direct.

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country:
France
region:
Beaujolais
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Gamay
abv:
12.5
style:
Red
code:
10016
enjoy with:
Salami, Pork Rillettes, Mild Blue Cheese
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:
10016
enjoy with:
Salami, Pork Rillettes, Mild Blue Cheese

Wine Makers

Domaine des Terres Dorees 'L'Ancien' 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

"Vivid aromas and flavours of tart fresh cherry are allied to flowers and distilled berries in the nose and a positively chewy sense of fruit skin on the palate. Salty, chalky notes add complexity to the most invigorating and indelible finish you are apt to encounter" Robert Parker

"Once you’re used to Jean-Paul Brun’s style, it’s very difficult to drink anything else by way of Beaujolais: he knows how to keep the wines’ native charm while harnessing modern winemaking techniques and avoiding the stupid stereotypes that have ruined the credibility of what was once such a popular appellation." Le Grand Guide des Vins de France

"This is a lovely, clean wine with considerable depth of fruit. Damson and spice tang at back end." Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times "No basic Beaujolais here. Cherry and violet aromas, a plummy palate and a pepper finish." Martin Moran, The Sunday Times

From an organic vineyard using natural yeasts this is a vegan friendly wine made in as natural a way as possible. Few basic AOP Beaujolais have made it into this column but this version from Jean Paul Brun has huge amounts of zippy juicy fruit, freshness and lingering supple cherry and plum flavours. Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner

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Ratings and Reviews
Sunday Times , 20/05/2014
By Martin Moran (MW)
Sunday Times , 20/05/2014
By Ernie Whalley
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