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BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGE 10 ALIANE
ALIANE 2010 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGE
Item: #321225
Bottle Size:750ML
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BROUILLY 12 LAPALU RAMEAUX
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Jean-Claude Lapalu began his domaine in 1996. Previously, his family had been grape growers selling to the cooperative. He made his first commercial wines in 2000. Altogether, he has Read More...
12 hectares of vines in Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne, Brouilly, most of which are old (60–80 years), and which are farmed organically. Lapalu is working biodynamically, but is not yet certified.

Winemaking is natural, in that no sulfur dioxide is used until the bottling stage. These are truly remarkable expressions of Beaujolais.
CHENAS 11 THILLARDON
THILLARDON 2011 CHENAS BEAUJOLAIS
Item: #322160
Bottle Size:750ML
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COTE BROUILLY 11 AVIRON VV
STEPHANE AVIRON 2011 BEAUJOLAIS COTE DE BROUILLY
Item: #300191
Bottle Size:750ML
$16.99
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eROBERT PARKER 89 POINTS: "Aviron’s ripe, juicy 2011 Cote de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes originates, as it has for years, in south- and southwest-facing Read More...
slopes from a single proprietor (whose entire holdings, in fact, Aviron has vinified since 2000). Fresh cherry shadowed by kirsch and laced with piquancy of its pits receives an alluring bouquet of iris and mouthwatering lick of salt add to the appeal of a wine whose mid-palate promise of juiciness and vibrancy is slightly perturbed by a faint hint of caramelized resin from barrel. Enjoy it through 2016 – and revisit it if possible in 2014. It wasn’t bottled until October, and Aviron insists it needs time in bottle to slough-off the effects of both barrel and bottling."
COTE BROUILLY 12 TERRES DOREES
TERRES DOREES 2012 BROUILLY JEAN PAUL BRUN
Item: #321304
Bottle Size:750ML
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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 Read More...
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.

Brun wants to make "old-style" Beaujolais and his vinification differs from the prevailing practices in the region. He believes that the charm of Gamay's fruit is best expressed by the grapes' indigenous yeasts, rather than by adding industrial yeast. Virtually all Beaujolais is now made by adding a particular yeast during fermentation.

Brun's view is that Beaujolais drinks best at a lower degree of alcohol and that there is no need to systematically add sugar to the must (chaptalize) to reach alcohol levels of 12 to 13 degrees. So he chaptalizes minimally or not at all - depending on the vintage and the cuvée. His Beaujolais is made to be pleasurable - light, fruity and delicious - not an artificially inflated wine that shines at tasting competitions.

Only a minimal amount of S02 is used at bottling to keep the wine fresh and "headache-free". Fermentation naturally produces a lot of CO2, which acts as protection against oxidation during aging; leaving some in the wine at bottling time also helps to keep it fresh. Filtration is also minimal so that the wine keeps its original fruit and aromas. Brun’s wines are not ‘blockbusters’ in the sense of ‘big.’ The emphasis is not on weight, but on fruit: Beaujolais as it once was and as it should be.
COTE BRUILLY 12 THIVIN 375ML
CHATEAU THIVIN 2012 COTES DE BRUILLY 375ML
Item: #333393
Bottle Size:375ML
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FLEURIE 11 CHAPELLE BOIS VV
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"This cuvée of Fleurie is sourced from a single parcel planted to vines eighty years old. In contrast to the other wines of the domaine, this special selection is aged 12 months in large, Read More...
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FLEURIE 11 RAOUSSET
RAOUSSET 2011 FLEURIE
Item: #333233
Bottle Size:750ML
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This purple, garnet Fleurie is a treat. The nose delivers loads of cherries with a hint of tar. On the palate it is quite powerful and offers luscious raspberry and plum cherry aromas. <Read More...
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FLEURIE 12 VISSOUX CHERMETTE
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The style of the Domaine du Vissoux wines is distinctive. Mouth filling, broadly textured, rich and luxurious, they pack an enormous amount of flavor into low-alcohol packages. The Read More...
wines often have notes of milk chocolate and nut oils, which contribute to their rich character. Yet, these Beaujolais are by no means simple or "fruit bombs." They have a good deal of complexity and the ability to age.
JULIENAS 11 DUBOEUF CAPITANS
GEORGE DUBOEUF 2011 JULIENANS CHATEAU DES CAPITANS
Item: #321267
Bottle Size:750ML
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"This 19th-Century castle is situated right in the heart of AOC Cru Juliénas, in a locality known as Les Capitans. Centuries-old cedar trees in the stately gardens stand as tall sentinels Read More...
of a long, illustrious past. The remarkably old vines form one single, undivided vineyard circling the estate, and benefit from optimal soil and microclimate conditions. South-southeast hillside exposure to the sun allows the grapes to attain perfect ripening before they are harvested. This wine displays a sumptuous deep red color. its intense, complex nose offers an array of fruits, from peach to raspberry and black currant, with a subtle touch of cinnamon. Ample structure and excellent balance will allow this wine to age in bottle quite gracefully." WJDEUTSCH.COM
MORGON 10 JACQUES COTE PY
CHAUTEU DES JACQUES 2010 MORGON COTE DE PY
Item: #321242
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:89-90+
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eROBERT PARKER 89-90+ POINTS: "The Chateau des Jacques 2010 Morgon Cote de Py manages to display considerable richness while preserving juicy fresh Read More...
fruit vivacity and incorporating an abundance of fine tannin, which as de Castelnau acknowledges reflects an emphasis on pigeage that was especially pronounced with this cuvee. Smoked meat, peat, and crushed stone add depth and this finishes with impressive persistence, even if a touch of tannin seems, for now, to have the last word. I suspect this will be worth following for 4-6 years but would like to revisit it a year from now."
MORGON 11 PIRON COTE DU PY
MORGON 2011 PIRON COTE DU PY
Item: #323157
Bottle Size:750ml
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Gentle nose. Very clean, layered and elegant. A grab bag of red and black fruit played up by sweet strawberry, cinnamon and pepper. Shows the range and substance of Gamay by exhibiting Read More...
balance and textural complexity that would make many high-end Pinot Noir producers jealous—or hopefully, inspired.

MORGON 12 BURGAUD CHARMES
JEAN-MARC BURGAUD 2012 MORGON LES CHARMES
Item: #300115
Bottle Size:750ML
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MORGON 12 LAPIERRE
LAPIERRE 2012 MORGON
Item: #300199
Bottle Size:750ML
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"Little would we know that when Marcel Lapierre took over the family domaine from his father in 1973, he was on the road to becoming a legend. In 1981, his path would be forever changed Read More...
by Jules Chauvet, a man whom many now call his spiritual godfather. Chauvet was a winemaker, a researcher, a chemist, and a viticultural prophet. It was he who, upon the advent of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the 1950s, first spoke out for “natural wine,” harkening back to the traditional methods of the Beaujolais. Joined by local vignerons Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Jean Foillard, Marcel spearheaded a group that soon took up the torch of this movement. Kermit dubbed this clan the Gang of Four, and the name has stuck ever since. These rebels called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and disdaining chapitalization. Marcel was recently joined by his son Mathieu, and together they took the natural wine philosophy one step further, following organic and biodynamic vineyard practices. The end of the 2010 vintage was Marcel’s last. He passed away at the end of the harvest—a poetic farewell for a man that forever changed our perception of Beaujolais. Mathieu continues the great work that his father pioneered with confidence, albeit on his own.

The methods at Lapierre are just as revolutionary as they are traditional; the detail and precision with which they work is striking and entirely different from the mass-produced majority of Beaujolais on the market today. Decomposed granite comprises most of their eleven hectares, and the vines are an average of 45 years of age. Grapes are picked at the last possible moment to obtain the ripest fruit, which is a trademark of the estate style. The Lapierres age their wines on fine lees for at least nine months in oak foudres and fûts ranging from three to thirteen years old. These wines are the essence of Morgon: bright, fleshy fruit with a palatable joie de vivre that was undoubtedly inherited from their creator. In the words of KLWM salesperson Sam Imel, “They are meant to be devoured.” " Kermitlynch.com
MOULIN VENT 10 JACQUES CARQUEL
CHATEAU DES JACQUES 2010 MOULIN-A-VENT
GRAND CARQUELINS
Item: #321240
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91-92
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ROBERT PARKER 91-92 POINTS - "The high quartzite content that geologically links Chateau des Jacques’s 2010 Moulin-a-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin with Read More...
their Chenas En Papolet seems evident also in a prominent, mouthwatering salinity and a sense of lift and sappy brightness of red currant and red raspberry. Those looking for geological signs might associate the iron- and manganese-rich characteristic for Moulin-a-Vent in general with the deep beef marrow, meat-stock richness that underlies this Carquelin and supplies a dynamic, yet somehow by no means discordant, counterpoint to the wine’s sharply-focused red fruits. As with the corresponding Champs de Cour, tannin is very fine and in the background, and the texture is almost silken. Hints of lanolin and brown spices from barrel are discreet and well-integrated. This should be worth following for half a dozen or more years. (The 2009 performed this June at the upper end of my issue 190 projection, displaying an even more striking, shimmering mineral savor.)"
MOULIN VENT 10 JACQUES CL ROCH
CHATEAU DES JACQUES 2010 MOULIN-A-VENT
CLOS DE ROCHEGRES
Item: #321239
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:90-91
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ROBERT PARKER 90-91 POINTS - "A 2010 Moulin-a-Vent Clos de Rochegres originates in the high-elevation site that is by de Castelnau’s account farthest Read More...
advanced in Chateau des Jacques’s conversion to biodynamic farming, thanks he says to the diligent collaboration of those participating vignerons who are responsible for day-to-day work in these particular vines. Decidedly the most carnal wine in its collection, this emphasizes both smoked and fresh red meats and displays a sappy sense of extract-richness even though tart black fruits are not to the fore. Saliva-inducing salinity, tincture of iodine, and what I can only describe – even if this is merely from power-of-suggestion – as iron filings introduce dynamic and depth to a sustained finish. This finely-tannic, energetic though hardly effusive Moulin-a-Vent should benefit from a couple of years in bottle and merit attention for six or more. (The fruit intensity and surf-and-turf depth vibrantly displayed today by the 2009 Rochegres easily merit my highest issue 190 expectations and confirm that wine as among the prime candidates for wine-of-the-vintage.)"
MOULIN VENT 10 JACQUES LA ROCH
CHATEAU DES JACQUES 2010 MOULIN-A-VENT LA ROCHE
Item: #321241
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:89-90
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eROBERT PARKER 89-90 POINTS: "Chateau des Jacques’s 2010 Moulin-a-Vent La Roche seems to live up to its name with a stony undertone and slightly more Read More...
austere overall impression than its immediate siblings, and this includes pungent hints of dill and carrot-top which suggest a less-ripe element. Salted meat juices dominate over fresh red berries, but there is a brightness and mouthwatering juiciness to the finish – arguably borne of this site’s, in point of fact, higher clay content than its neighbors’ and hence greater water- and eventual acid-retention – that offers welcome counterpoint to the stoniness and suggests a handsomely and athletically lean wine whose energies will not dissipate for 4-6 years. (Here is one instance where today the 2009 is showing a notch less impressively than I projected, coming off just a bit more cooked-fruit and opaque, though still fascinatingly complex and meriting a 91-point rating.)"
MOULIN VENT 10 JANIN
PAUL JANIN 2010 MOULIN A VENT
Item: #321160
Bottle Size:750ml
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“The Janin’s estate is one of the leading lights of the Romaneche-Thorins. Its manicured vineyards are predominantly planted in manganese-rich soils that emphasize the wines’ spicy, Read More...
very original taste of terroir and improve their ageing potential. Under Eric’s influence, more of the wines are now aged in wood – and very successful it is too.” Bettane & Desseauve’s Guide to the Wines of France.

MOULIN VENT 12 YOHAN LARDY
DOMAINE YOHAN LARDY 2012 MOULIN A VENT
LES MICHELONS
Item: #333564
Bottle Size:750ML
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In 2011, Yohan LARDY came back to his native village of Fleurie after spending almost one year in Chile working for an estate during harvest and winemaking. Yohan is 27 year old, Read More...
he obtained a BTS Viti-Oeno in Mâcon-Davayé, he is completely passionate by winemaking. In 2011, he decided to buy 2 hectares of vines in Moulin à Vent, the lieu-dit “Les Michelons”, one of the best terroir of the appellation, on the top of the hill, very steep with a southern exposure. One part of the vines were planted in 1911 and the other part in 1950. 2012 is his first vintage.

This well-balanced wine has typical aromas of violet, roses with an emphasis on fruit, very spicy (cinnamon) and floral notes. The mouth is full, well rounded, displaying berries and cherries notes, roses, a long finish with soft tannins. Pair with grille red meat, lamb legs, games.
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