Domaine de Botheland from Remi & Laurence Dufaitre ~ Another Impressive Cru Beaujolais Red…

This is an exciting domaine managed by Remi and his wife Laurence Dufaitre. They farm around 11 hectares of Gamay naturally, with Remi shunning the use of innoculated yeasts and the use of SO2 in around 2010. 


Jean Foillard, 15 minutes away down the road, has had a big influence on Remi and they see each other almost daily. In 2014 they produced 450 hectolitres of wine from 60 year old average aged Gamay vines. 


L & R Dufaitre Brouilly Cru Beaujolais 2015, 13 Abv. 

Tasting Note: This 2015 has a rich dark seductive opaque red – black plum colour. The nose is so effusive, bursting with liquid strawberry coulis, strawberry jam, ground black pepper corns, and a complex undertone of cognac wood spice, mulled oranges and dried orange citrus peel. With such an alluring nose, there was no doubting that the palate packed a Gamay punch. It’s beautifully dense, fleshy, and mouth filling. All the cognac spice notes are there, with graphite, wild forest frais de bois, black current, grey slate and soft acids, pithy peppery mineral tannins and a long, rich, concentrated finish that goes on and on. This a lovely wine from a smashing Bojo vintage. Serious kit! (Wine Safari Score: 93+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)


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