2015 Jean-Michel Dupre "Terre Noire" Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1273898 Vinous

 Bright violet. Extremely primary, displaying dark berry and cherry aromas and flavors enlivened by peppery spices. Shows good focus and energy thanks to tangy acidity, and picks up a subtle floral nuance as the wine slowly opens up. Finishes taut and refreshingly bitter, leaving hints of cherry pit and black currant behind. (JR)  (8/2016)

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By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/25/2016 | Send Email
Lively, showing both dark berry and tart fruit, plus a floral nose and some tannin on the finish, this sustainable Gamay shows exceptional depth and earthiness while staying nimble and bright.

By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/15/2016 | Send Email
An uninhibited everyday Gamay that is fresh, juicy and full of flavor! Candied cherries, ripe raspberries, hints of spice and barely-there tannins are packed in this 750ml bottle of deliciousness. With only 12.5% ABV and an even lower price point, don’t be surprised if you polish off an entire bottle by yourself.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/7/2016 | Send Email
This is the best value in all of K&L Wines. There I said it! Grab this outstanding Beaujolais that is drinking fantastically right now. Beautiful strawberry and cherry fruit with subtle spice notes, minerality and just the right hint of acidity to add lift and balance make this the perfect little red wine for only $10.99.
Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2018

By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/1/2016 | Send Email
Located on the northwest edge of the Beaujolais region, very high in altitude (500 meters), this Beaujolais-Villages has been declassified as a Beaujolais. The vines are around 65 years old and all farming is done sustainably. Talk about a wine that over-delivers for the price point—the Terre Noire is loaded with red and dark purple fruits, spice and a fresh lively finish.

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Varietal:

Gamay

- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Beaujolais

- Region in east central France, often considered a part of Burgundy, but really quite distinct. The principal grape grown here is Gamay Noir. Familiar to many as the source of the Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the vintage, Beaujolais is often fresh, fruity and very appealing red wine. Besides the straight Beaujolais, there is also Beaujolais Villages, and what is known as Cru Beaujolais. The 10 individual Crus, such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, St. Amour and Chénas, each have their own character, and much more depth than someone who has only tried a simple Beaujolais could ever guess. These often represent value-priced, lovely, food-friendly wines.