Domaine Emmanuel Fellot, Côte de Brouilly 2015, Les Cailloux, Beaujolais, France
Tasting Note: A Côte du Brouilly with a mix of tart red-and-black fruit.
Medium-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, red currant, raspberry puree, bramble and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied gamay delivers somewhat-tart, medium-plus-intensity, red-and-black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-acidity and ripe, medium tannin.
There is some midpalate concentration, even as the wine is mostly straightforward in profile, but with a suggestion of more possibility.
Bottle Note: Red Beaujolais wine – 100% Gamay Noir. Les Cailloux is referring to the pebbles on the Côte de Brouilly hillside made of blue schist which has a volcanic origin. It is the most meridional of the Crus of Beaujolais. Emmanuel Fellot is working in his vineyard sustainably and vinifies his grapes in whole cluster to preserve the fruitiness and minerality.
Price: $22 (I paid $14)
Importer: American Northwest Distributors Inc., Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: July 8, 2019