2019-C Domaine de Thulon Beaujolais-Villages, Beaujolais, France (750ml)
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This Domaine is located on the old 15th century estate of Château de Thulon. The 8 hectares of vines as well as the farm buildings were successfully purchased by Annie and René Jambon in 1987 - after being sharecroppers on the property for 20 years. In 2002, their children Carine and Laurent joined them, and now run what has grown to a 16-hectare estate with vines in Morgon, Chiroubles, Régnié and Beaujolais-Villages.
The Beaujolais slopes are too steep for machinery, so the vines are maintained by hand throughout the year, with the whole family participating in the cultivation and subsequent harvest. To preserve the environment (and produce as naturally as possible), Domaine de Thulon adheres to strict, sustainable agricultural practices. 100% Gamay, the grapes were harvested by hand and underwent carbonic maceration, with a light pressing of fruit occurring beforehand, to bring out deeper color and a greater concentration of aromas. The grapes were then vinified and aged entirely in stainless steel, resulting in an approachable, fresh, fruit-driven red wine. Intense ruby color with magenta rim. This classic Beaujolais is packed with aromas of ripe red berries and a hint of violet. The palate is fresh and fruity, showing juicy and delicious red cherry, wild strawberry. This is a well-structured and delightfully accessible. Try it slightly chilled on a warm summer day — and please, invite us!