Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu
In 1395, Philip the Bold decreed that Gamay was a very evil and disloyal plant and should be eradicated from the vineyards of Burgundy. If only he'd stuck around, he'd be eating his words if he tasted this wine. This unadulterated almost Pinot-like Gamay from the Beaujolais village of Brouilly is both appetising and intriguing. It is savoury yet floral with notes of pencil shavings. Light bodied and elegant there are finely pixellated tannins in the background. I will definitely be buying this again.