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2018 Georges Descombes Brouilly

Beaujolais, France

Old vine Cru Beaujolais from one of the region's leading natural producers. A top expression of Brouilly.

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About

About The Wine

The Georges Descombes Brouilly is a light, bouncy expression of this famous site - charged with a gravelly/mineral intensity derived from Brouilly's granite soils.

It's a jubilant wine, full of energy and life. A treat for those who seek lighter reds with a big personality.

Organically-farmed and made with minimal intervention, this is an excellent example of the plushness and accessibility of this famous cru.

Drink now or cellar over the medium term.

About Georges Descombes

Georges Descombes is the son of a Beaujolais vigneron who found his inspiration for his own label in the legendary wines of local legend, Marcel Lapierre.

Whilst working on the bottling line for many of the local producers, Georges was taken with the purity and finesse of the wines of Lapierre who's natural approach has carved a path for so many in the region. Georges has taken his father's traditional farming practices to another level, now having both his inherited and acquired vineyards certified organic and choosing a hands-off approach in the cellar.

Considered the unofficial fifth member of the legendary "Gang of Four" of top-flight Beaujolais revolutionaries, his wines are of the highest repute.

Winemaker Georges Descombes
Winemaker Georges Descombes
Beaujolais, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

This Brouilly comes from 3.5 hectares on steep slopes, farmed organically. Carbonic maceration with whole clusters then a slow vertical press to finish the fermentation.

No additives, a small addition of SO2 before bottling.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Descombes family
The Descombes family
Beaujolais, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"The 2018 shows beautifully ripe but high-toned red fruits, with lovely aromas of strawberry, blackberry and violet with herbal and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and mineral, light and bright, infused with berry fruits and citrussy acids, and the finish is long and elegant. This is another really superb wine from Noune!" - Andrew Guard, importer

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