White - 3 Bottle Mixed Case
1 x Domaine des Terres Dorées ‘Chardonnay Classic’
This is a lively and fresh Chardonnay from the "Golden Stones" in the south of Beaujolais. It is dry with lovely intense ripe fruit and citrus flavours — pure, juicy and succulent with a very long and excellent finish.
The soil here is similar in Burgundy (yet unlike the granite soils of the Crus to the north). The vines were planted in 1983. There is no oak in the ferment, just concrete to reflect the terroir.
1 x Domaine des Terres Dorées ‘Le Ronsay’ – Beaujolais
This is Beaujolais, but not as you know it.
Jean-Paul Brun's village Beaujolais is not the mass-produced bubblegum commericial yeast using Beaujolais. Jean-Paul uses only natural yeast and opts not to use carbonic maceration. It is a light style red designed to emphasise the youthful primary fruit. The result is incredible raspberry and strawberry fruits on the nose that follow through with heaps more ripe red fruit flavours and a long fresh finish.
Jean-Paul Brun uses the Burgundian method of open vat fermentation and skin maceration for one moon cycle.
1 x Domaine Des Terres Dorées - Côte de Brouilly
Asked if his work methods pose any problems with the Beaujolais appellation laws, Jean-Paul replied, "I'm not in jail yet, so I guess it corresponds to whatever the criteria may be. What matters is quality."
This wine is rich with aromas of violets and cocoa and plenty of ripe fruit on the palate with excellent structure standing up to the more expensive and famous Burgundy cousins to the North.
The piece of terroir where the vines grow is southeast facing and halfway up the extinct volcano of Mount Brouilly. The soil is bluestone which gives a bit of power. The grapes are hand-harvested with spontaneous fermentation in open concrete vats.
1 x Domaine Des Terres Dorées - 'L'Ancien'
Jean-Paul Brun's old vine Beaujolais is from four hectares of vines in the slightly warmer Pierres Dorées. This is a vibrant and gutsy wine with notes of spice and strawberry that follow through on the palate. The finish is wonderfully long, with lingering raspberries and strawberries balanced with fine tannins.
Jean-Paul uses no maceration carbonique (the fermentation process associated with most Beaujolais) and no oak. Instead, vinification has a Burgundian feel, with a cold soaking of the grapes and a light "pigeage" to extract colour and flavour from the skins.
1 x Domaine Des Terres Dorees Moulin – a – Vent
Artfully crafted, natural wine. This shows rich and ripe red fruits. Good depth of flavours with a twist of spice and a long appealing finish.
1 x Côte du Py - Javernieres-Morgan
Côte du Py in Morgon is one the most sought after and hardest to secure wines. This wine is made in a Burgundian 1er Cru style and is elegant with finesse balanced with power and a long finish.
The vines are grown organically in Côte du Py on a beautiful southeast-facing hill with rocky exposure of iron-rich schist terroir. Fermentation on skins for 4-5 days.