2022 Georges Descombes Brouilly

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

Noune lives in the high hills above Villie Morgon but in many way he is most famous for his Brouilly - 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.

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    Nyi Nyi M.
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    1 year ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious and complex Booj Cru

    Delicious and complex Booj Cru

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    John s.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Lovely wine

    This is a great fresh wine from the Beaujolais Region. Well structured but not overly complex. Very much enjoyed this wine. I hadn't tried it before, so was pleasantly surprised - very Moreish..

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    3 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Gamay

    This is an excellent Beaujolais, Georges wines always seem to have so much more character than many other wines form the region.

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Georges Descombes


Georges Descombes, son of a Beaujolais vigneron, drew inspiration for his label from Marcel Lapierre's legendary wines. Taking the reins in 1988, he manages 15 hectares across Beaujolais regions, firmly aligning with the "natural" movement and holding organic certification—a rarity among peers. Georges implements a hands-off approach, hand-harvesting whole clusters, slow-pressing in an antique vertical press, and fermenting with natural yeasts in a low-temperature semi-carbonic maceration. Minimal sulfur is used.

Recognized as the unofficial fifth member of Beaujolais' "Gang of Four," Georges elevates traditional farming to new heights, certifying both inherited and acquired vineyards as organic. His wines, celebrated for exceptional quality, rank among Beaujolais' finest. The masterful winemaking, rooted in excellent farming, reveals beautifully complex aromas. The palate, showcasing gorgeous fruit unaffected by excess sulfur dioxide, delivers impeccably balanced, clean, and enduringly long wines. Georges Descombes' commitment to organic viticulture and hands-off winemaking solidifies his position as a leader among Beaujolais' natural producers.

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