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!
From Julien Sunier, Beaujolais' most exciting young producer, comes this epic Beaujolais-Villages. Made with old vine Gamay grown in some of the region's best sites, but labelled as Beaujolais-Villages and sold at a superb price. This wine is naturally made, not using any sulphur during vilification or bottling.
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.