2015 Les Freres Perroud "Vieilles Vignes" Brouilly

SKU #1273900 90 points Vinous

 Brilliant red. Energetic, spice-tinged red berries and fresh flowers on the fragrant nose. Juicy and precise, offering gently sweet raspberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors that deepen and spread out with air. Clings with very good tenacity on the long, supple finish, which shows just a hint of fine-grained tannins. (JR)  (8/2016)

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By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/14/2016 | Send Email
This was perhaps my favorite new Beaujolais to arrive this year, and a perfect wine to get into for the holidays. Rich tart cranberry and ripe cherry are balanced some minerality and texture. Soft and rich on the palate there is lovely touch of tannin and enough acid to help drive the finish. Tis the season of Beaujolais and seeing as this is under $ 15 there is no reason not to stock up on it for all Holiday dinner needs.

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/12/2016 | Send Email
Baked cherry fruit, crushed flowers, granite minerality and a trace of iron form the personality of this bottle from a great vintage for Beaujolais. This "Old Vines" bottling is somewhat beefy and chewy, which enhances its hearty nature.

By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/25/2016 | Send Email
Huge cranberry fruit with just the right amount of tartness and a velvety finish--this is a more serious release from Les Freres Perroud, lush without losing any of its welcome minerality. Complex Gamay from 65-year-old vines, all for barely $15?! A holiday win.

By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/14/2016 | Send Email
Tis’ the season for family, turkey and Beaujolais! Here’s a super-crowd-pleasing, fruity and mineral-driven top value pick for Thanksgiving festivities from brothers Perroud. Made in tribute to their father, this expression is vibrant with forward, bright, ripe, red fruit that has lush texture and a streak of granite-like minerality that shines through beautifully. Cheerful, bright and ready to drink – wine doesn’t get easier or more enjoyable to share than this!

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/13/2016 | Send Email
What a phenomenal Beaujolais value! This wine is full, and rich, showcasing the strength of the vintage, but without losing the elegant mineral backbone so classic in Brouilly. Deep black and red berry fruit shows on the palate, with very soft, ripe tannin and pleasant weight. Overall a great buy, and should be perfect with a Thanksgiving meal.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/7/2016 | Send Email
For those of you anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2015 Beaujolais you will not be disappointed. Everything you have heard is true and the proof is in the 2015 Domaine Les Freres Perroud Vieilles Vignes Brouilly. Rich and ripe this wine is packed with delicious ripe strawberries and mocha notes along with silky tannins. A seamless wine, it will easily turn the Pinot Noir lover to the Gamay grape.
Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2019

By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/1/2016 | Send Email
This 100% Gamay Noir wine comes from a 4 acre vineyard where the average age of the vines are 65 years old. Soil type is clay and red granite sand. This is really a serious Brouilly which shows wonderful fruit, a juicy, lush texture and finishes with spicy ruby red fruits and mineral hints. A nice peak into the quality of the 2015s!

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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.