Jean Claude Lapalu is one of a handful of organically certified producers in Beaujolais. Brouilly is one of the famous 10 'Crus' of the region, and the vines harvested for this 'Cuvée des Fous' are over 100 years old. Uniquely for Beaujolais, it is bottled in a Bordeaux bottle due to an amusing conversation about selling bordeaux in 2000. The wine was incredibly popular, and the bottle shape stuck!
David and Michele are definitely Beaujolais's ones to watch. They work organically in some of the regions best cru's, and their Beaujolais Villages really shows the amazing potential in this often overlooked region.
From dynamic father-son duo Jean-Paul and Charly Thevenet, this cru Beaujolais is bursting with juicy red fruits and blackberry compote. At first what appears to be easy drinking rounds out with spices, herbs and a surprising complexity that perfectly complements a wine so light on its feet.