Albert Bichot Moulin a Vent 2016 FranceAlbert Bichot Moulin a Vent 2016 France
The nose is highly aromatic and evocative of ripe red fruit (cherry), which evolve towards fine, floral then spicy notes, finishing on a touch of oak. The first palate is dominated by the roundness and fullness along with elegant tannins. The finish is well balanced, fleshy, delicate and pure, which is due to this particular terroir. Pairing: Our Rochegrès Moulin-à-Vent is a fine accompaniment to red meats, as well as poultry and mild cheeses.
Score: 92, March 1, 2018
Domaine Lathuliere Gravillon Fleurie 2017 FranceDomaine Lathuliere Gravillon Fleurie 2017 France
Made from Gamay vines that are now 50 years old and following lutte raisonnée principles, the Domaine Lathuilière Gravallon Fleurie Grand Pre displays sweet red Gamay fruit, but also an impressive finesse and body drawn from its pink granite soils. Pure and fresh, this Fleurie shows juicy cherry fruit combined with delicate but impressive structure.
Domaine Rottiers Moulin a Vent 2015 FranceDomaine Rottiers Moulin a Vent 2015 France
Produced from vines that are up to 80-years-old and now organic, this concentrated wood-aged wine is perfumed, rich and firmly structured. Dark tannins line the wine supporting the black plum and cherry fruits and acidity. Richard Rottiers, new on the scene in 2007, created a cru that is going to be a very fine wine. Drink from 2018. ROGER VOSS
Dubost Beaujolais Villages 2019 FranceDubost Beaujolais Villages 2019 France
Dubost Beaujolais Villages 2019 is mid weight cherry/raspberry fruit, infused with a pleasing savouriness that gives it a real sense of seriousness. The tannins too are silky and fine but they gently grip adding shape and direction to the delicious primary fruit.
Jacky Piret Clos Jasseron Beaujolais 2018Jacky Piret Clos Jasseron Beaujolais 2018
Jacky Piret Clos Jasseron Beaujolais 2017. A juicy, ripe and chewy , with cherry notes and a powdery, “pulpy” texture. Really attractive, without losing it’s unique terroir expression and old vines length.
Jacky Piret Regnie Beaujolais 2016Jacky Piret Regnie Beaujolais 2016
Jacky Piret Regnie Beaujolais 2016
Clean and juicy and smooth with hints of strawberries and a racy acidity
Domaine Jacky Piret has been a family operated winery for generations, run by Frederique & Jacky Piret, situated in Belleville-sur-Soane, near Brouilly, the heart of Beaujolais. They have 12 hectares of vineyards spread across the appellation, with 5 Crus that are maintained under sustainable principles to respect the environment.
Their winemaking follows traditional Beaujolais technique, with carbonic maceration before pressing and élevage in old barrique. Piret wines seem to display a family stamp across their range of Cru’s, producing Gamay at its best, with wines that are elegant and complex. The humble couple appear to be very distant from the modern world, which is reflected through their wines, provoking a sense of time travel when drinking them, as if going back to their ancestor’s production.