Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Terres Dorées, Jean-Paul Brun
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Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Terres Dorées, Jean-Paul Brun - 2018

Item # 11811 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Believing in his limestone terroir, maverick Jean-Paul Brun planted Pinot Noir smack dab in the middle of the Beaujolais. The result is this fabulous wine that shows up many of its Côte d'Or cohorts.

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Staff Pick Notes

For years Jean Paul Brun has fought the good fight against generic uniformity and cheap commercial trends so long prevailing in southern Beaujolais. But don't call him a "natural" winemaker. He thinks the word is problematic. He believes a wine's first obligation is to be well made and that to call a wine "natural" relieves the one who makes it of the burden to make it soundly. Brun is my kind of winemaker. Honest, devout, deliberate, passionate. His wines whisper to you. They are delicate, light-bodied and lovely.


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