100% NATURAL WINE – BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU JEAN CLAUDE LAPALU 2022
Beaujolais Nouveau Lapalu 2022, natural Beaujolais Nouveau, 100% Gamay, traditional whole bunch carbonic maceration. Beaujolais Nouveau Lapalu is a juicy red wine with intense aromas of fresh fruit, floral notes and hints of spice. On the palate it is young, bright and light. A beautiful, perfectly balanced wine which we were amazed by last year after having been very sceptical about, (ok let’s be honest, openly didn’t like) Beaujolais Nouveau in the past.
The 2022 Nouveau – Jean Claude Lapalu
It was a hot dry vintage with low levels of fruit produced so Jean Claude had to buy in some fruit from another organic vineyard. From his vineyards on granitic sandy soils (farmed biodynamically) Lapalu picked early and before the rains came as the grapes were drying out and there was no point leaving them on the vine. Yields were very low. Lapalu also worked with an organic producer at higher altitude in the mountains and with a much cooler climate with deeper clay soils. Here the slow ripening helped the vintage and the rains came as well. The grapes from this vineyard were really fresh and helped to balance the 2022 wine.
The wine is made with classic carbonic maceration with some slower and some faster natural fermentations. The wine is very juicy, on the ripe sweet cherry side of the Gamay grape. In the end Jean Claude is happy with the quality of his 2022 Nouveau – it reminds him of 2018, another warm vintage, which made for a rounder style of Gamay with nice body and fruit.
PRE-ORDER, PLACE YOUR ORDER, THE WINE WILL BE DISPATCHED FOR DELIVERY ON THURSDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU DAY!