Beaujolais Nouveau, Jean Claude Lapalu 2022

Jean Claude Lapalu

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Beaujolais Nouveau is once again upon us… The third Thursday of every November marks the celebration of the commercial release of the first wines from the current vintage. These wines are the ultimate Vin de Soif - juicy and full of energy.

Jean-Claude Lapalu is a third generation winemaker but only began his own domaine in 1996. Previously, his family had been grape growers selling to the cooperative. He didn’t have a clear idea of the wines he wanted to make at that stage, only an idea of the wines he didn’t want to make. It took him 5 or 6 years to get rid of the additives and interventions he’d learned about at the wine school he attended in Charentay. Altogether, he has 12 hectares of vines in total, most of which are old (60–80 years), and which are farmed organically.

Producer  Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu

Origin Saint-Etienne-La-Varenne, Brouilly, Beaujolais, France

Grapes Gamay

Vintage 2022

Alcohol  12.5% ABV

Style Medium light body natural red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested, carbonic maceration destemmed with traditional vinification.  10-20 days cuvaison, then rested for a month. No filtration, no fining, a tiny amount of sulphur added at bottling only.

Notes Organic, Natural, Biodynamic