Earthy, savory herbs, dusty purple plums, cherry, strawberry, baking spice and a very light red fruit tartness. Medium acidity and tannins.
100% Gamay, grown on clay limestone soils and hand harvested.
Fourth generation Vigneron Raphael Saint-Cyr took the reins in 2008 and immediately converted the vines to organic. "La Galoche" is named after a small stream on the property and represents a delicious, joyful, and easy to drink Gamay.
Can age for 3-5 years .
Pairs perfectly with roast chicken or pork, or even fried calamari!
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!