Lagneau, Cotes de Brouilly, Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, France 2018
Intense black-cherry and crème de mûre, lifted by scents of fresh rose and carnation; good ripe depth and minerality.
|Grape Blend||Gamay 100%|
Domaine Lagneau's 2018 Côte de Brouilly is an intensely fruity and vibrant fine red Beaujolais wine with underlying mineral slate.
Lagneau's 90-year-old Brouilly vines produce a seriously classy Cru of finesse, concentration, structure and balance, with a classic blackcurrant note typical of the blue schist soils of the Côte de Brouilly. Lagneau owns the best patch of vineyards in the whole of the Côte de Brouilly, which is situated within the larger Brouilly Cru. It tends to produce deeply concentrated fine red wines from grapes grown high up the slopes of the spectacularly beautiful extinct volcano, Le Mont Brouilly.
Domaine Lagneau is a pre-eminent Beaujolais producer, crafting serious cru wines redolent of its blue schist soils from low-yielding old vines, with concentrated fruits and underlying minerality – a completely different league to the simplistically light, fruity wines of the region's generic appellations and Beaujolais nouveau.
Intense black-cherry and crème de mûre, lifted by scents of fresh rose and carnation; good ripe depth and minerality. Fine ripe concentration and cut of acidity to balance, with melded finely grained tannins and fresh mineral base and development, showing the finesse of the Côte de Brouilly, and long aromatic finish.