2015 Les Frères Perroud "Amethyste" Brouilly SKU #1293915

$17.99

WE 91 VN 90
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In addition to collaborating on four acres of fruit in Brouilly, Michel and Robert Perroud took over their father's winemaking estate in Colgny, a family tradition that goes back seven generations all the way to the French Revolution! Over time they've made a few changes to that family legacy, investing in new rootstock, planting additional varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Viognier, as well as making a committed effort to organic and sustainable farming. All their young vines are either organically farmed or under organic conversion, and all the older vines are farmed sustainably. The Amethyst is located on the southern slope of the Saburins hill in the village of Quincie, one of the six villages of the Brouilly appellation. Amethyst wine is aged for one year in neutral oak barrels and offers freshness to lovely dark fruit flavors with balanced acidity.

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  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    3/3/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Such a pretty nose on this one! Fragrant, dark raspberries, violets and fresh turned earth. Richer on the palate, with boysenberry, black cherry and more earth. Plump and rich, but, not sweet. As noted in other reviews, it can be a good choice for cellaring and at this price point, why not buy some to enjoy now and some to enjoy later?
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    8/14/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Why the name "Amethyste" for this Cru Beaujolais from Les Frères Perroud? The answer is in the Amethyst strewn soils of the southern slope of the Saburins hill in the village of Quincie, where the Gamay is grown. The wine Itself is beautifully balanced, with expressive notes of black cherry and redcurrant and earthy undertones, but It's sparkling minerality reflective of terroir is the real gem.
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    4/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    There is a layer of amethyst crystal underground giving to the wine each year a unique typicity and distinctive minerality to this vineyard, hence the name. This wine has serious structure and incredible depth for Gamay. I would have certainly mistaken it for true Burgundy in a blind tasting. It's full of earthy dark red cherry fruit with notes of forest floor. This is a wine you can age for another 5 years easily, but in meantime enjoy this powerful and balanced Beaujolais with duck confit or leg of lamb.
  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    4/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The quality of 2015 Beaujolais is really something special. These are wines that we all should be buying and not only drinking but cellaring as well. The Amethyste is a dark and broad wine that has a bit more structure and depth than the Vieilles Vignes. This is the perfect Beaujolais to put a case in your cellar and enjoy over the next 5 years.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    4/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Of all the Beaujolais producers we've begun working with directly over the last year, I'm most smitten with the Perroud bothers. Not only is their portfolio a dynamic and diverse one, all of their wines seem to simply burst with freshness, concentration, and simple charm. The "Amethyste" is a plump and dark fruited Beaujolais that really speaks to the quality of the Perroud family's Brouilly hillside vineyards and the organic and sustainable viticulture they practice. Put this side by side with any other "cru" Beaujolais in the same price point and I think the difference is pretty clear. The "Amethyste" is deeper, darker, denser, and more complex than just about any of its peers. This is quite the find for our Burgundy department.

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