Gonzalvez Cote de Brouilly 2016
Winemaker France Gonzalvez is a true character and the wines continue her irreverent personality. She labels them all "Vin de France" even though that is a legal term describing effectively a Vin de Table, and her wines are technically Beaujolais Villages AOP. She claims that this is fine because she is called France, and she has been using it for a while, but does admit that the French customs police have mentioned it…
This is beautifully delicate and moreish. The vines here are from Cote de Brouilly, on sandy soils which give lift and perfume to the wines. Reduced sulphur and partial carbonic fermentation followed by ageing in cement tanks and old oak make this really approachable but there is plenty of complexity too.
ABV : 12,5%