Domaine De La Madone

STEEP AND HIGH ALTITUDE VINES,1500+ feet above sea level
VERY OLD VINES – 50 years old, MANY 75-100 years old !

"While most of the best Beaujolais come from the crus, it is not a hard rule. [The] Beaujolais-Villages from Domaine de la Madone...illustrates what dedicated producers can accomplish when they don't cut corners." – Eric Asimov, The New York Times

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.

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Domaine Madone 'Perreon' Gamay 2017
92  Wine Advocate 
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
Item Number: 31290
Case: $131.40

Domaine de la Madone 'Nouveau' 'Le Perreon' Villages 2018
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87 "Open-knit and packed with ripe flavors of cherry and raspberry that are infused with licorice, violet and spice notes, all bound together by light, plush tannins. Drink now. 6,000 cases made.—G.S."  Domaine de la Madone is one of our favorites—few estates craft such

Domaine de la Madone 'Nouveau' 'Le Perreon' Villages 2017
The Wine Organic Farming 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 'Nouveau' 'Le Perreon' Villages 2016
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87 "This light-bodied red is creamy, with ripe layers of macerated cherry and pureed strawberry, edged by licorice drop and cocoa powder accents. Marjoram and plum aromas linger into the finish. 6,000 cases made.—G.S."  Our selection of Beaujolais Le Perreon from is vinified gently

Domaine de la Madone 'Nouveau' 'Le Perreon' Villages 2015
" From low-yielding Gamay clones, the wine is mostly destemmed (90%-100%), goes through an 8-10 day maceration (for softer tannins & spice) and then traditional fermentation (no carbonic maceration). Aged in stainless steel & concrete for 6-8 months. About 6,600 cases produced. " ~ Winery notes 

Domaine Madone 'Perreon' Gamay 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2013 Beaujolais “Tradition” has an attractive nose of raspberry leaf and mulberry fruit that is well-defined and feels very natural. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, very pure fruit and great tension running through the strawberry and cranberry infused finish.

Domaine de la Madone 'Nouveau' 'Le Perreon' Villages 2014
87  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 87 "Well-balanced, this is creamy on the palate and lightly juicy throughout, with flavors of pureed black raspberry, star anise and fresh, loamy earth. Drink now. 550 cases imported. —A.N."  Wine Enthusiast 87 "This is a wine that’s not just bubbly and fruity, but also has weight

Domaine de la Madone 'Nouveau' 'Le Perreon' Villages 2013
"2013 is the vintage of the sun : our wines are very rich. Beautiful ruby dark color. A lot of fruits and spices aromas, the nose is complex Very rich in mouth, fruit and long finish."  Distinguished by ancestry dating to the 16th century, brothers Olivier, Bruno and Frederic Bererd, proprietors

Madone Beaujolais Nouveau 'Le Perreon' Villages 2012
85  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 85 "Creamy and floral, with ripe black currant, strawberry, herb and spice notes. Offers lightly juicy acidity. Drink now. 5,400 cases made." ~ AN  "Perrenial the number one Noveau as rated by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Wine Spectator.  Distinguished by

Domaine de la Madone 'Nouveau' Beujolais le Perreon 2008
 "Distinguished by ancestry dating to the 16th century, brothers Olivier, Bruno and Frederic Bererd, proprietors of Domaine de la Madone, farm this family vineyard where many of their low-yielding Gamay vines are 100 years old. The domaine is located in Perreon (also the maiden name of Marie Odette,