Domaine Madone 'Perreon' Gamay 2017
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 31290
Wine Advocate 92
"The 2017 Beaujolais-Villages Le Perreon is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of crushed blackberries, mulberry and licorice. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with fine, melting tannins, juicy acids and a generous and expressive core of fruit. This is a terrific Beaujolais-Villages that would embarrass many crus.”
From low-yielding Gamay clones
Very old vines – 50 years old on average, with many 75-00 years old!
Le Perreon should be a Cru Village!
Steep & high altitude vines (450m)
Grown on decomposed, rose colored granite
No carbonic maceration
Aged in tank and concrete
Domaine de la Madone is one of our favorites—few estates craft such character-rich, expressive Gamay outside of Beaujolais’ band of “cru” villages. But that’s Madone’s secret—their vineyards should be rated Beaujolais cru (or grand cru, if we had any say in it). This is certainly one of the finest values for the quality anywhere in the world.
There are many terroir parallels between the village of Le Perréon and cru Fleurie, a village known for its aromatic and wonderfully elegant Gamay. Brothers Olivier and Bruno Bererd tend almost exclusively older vines, many which are more than 100 years old. The family’s steep hillside vineyards are a challenge to harvest (at an angle of 30 to 40 degrees!); the brothers can’t drive a tractor through their fields, as it’s too dangerous—pickers have to scoot along at severe angles and struggle with a wheelbarrow as grapes are painstakingly collected at harvest.
Our selection of Beaujolais Le Perreon from is vinified gently in tank, to preserve every bit of fresh, aromatic and juicy fruit.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic
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