Berryliciousness: Domaine Robert Perroud Brouilly L’Enfer

2013 Domaine Robert Perroud Brouilly L’Enfer des Balloquets, Beaujolais, France

The Gamay grapes for this wine are cultivated on a 40 degree slope thus the reference of grapes picked on the hill from hell. Combine the character that is developed in the fruit from growing on a steep incline with the full spectrum of flavors the terroir of Brouilly is known for and you have this very tasty libation.

Robert Perroud has produced with this vintage of Brouilly a wine that drinks much bigger than most from this region. Aromas of violet floral and strawberries greet the olfactory receptors as the smell emanates from the glass.

The berryliciousness continues adding licorice, mocha and herb flavors as the wine coats the palate showcasing food friendly acidity and supple tannins. Many sommeliers refer to Brouilly and to a certain degree most Beaujolais wines as their secret weapon when making difficult pairings due to the versatility of the Gamay grape. Often too many wine enthusiasts do not experience the wonder of Beaujolais until they are deep into their personal wine journey, so get a bottle of this Brouilly and find out if this Beaujolais is for you.

Rating: Very Good (89) | $16 | 12.5 % ABV



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