Corbett's Staff Pick - Brun Beaujolais Blanc

Regular price $21.00

Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc l’Ancien 2020

Grape: Chardonnay
Region: Beaujolais, France
Winemaker: Jean-Paul Brun
Drinks best: now - 5 years

Corbett's Notes:

If you tell me you don’t like Chardonnay, I’ll likely try to send the little gem home with you. For me, this is Chardonnay at its most delicious, full of apple, melon, lemon, chalky minerality and refreshing acidity. Jean-Paul Brun farms organically in southern Beaujolais on limestone-rich soils, fruit yields are low and the wine is fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel and concrete. Malolactic fermentation and lees stirring yield a wine that is rich and beautifully textured, and balanced. This wine is an easy thirst quencher on a sweltering day, but is elegant and serious enough for a special dinner.

What's Cooking?

Fried shrimp burgers for a lunch at the beach or a classic roast chicken with crispy potatoes and roasted veggies.

What do I like to drink?
Madeira would be my desert island wine and although it was an everyday favorite in the colonial era, that may be a bit impractical today. If you’ve never tried Madeira, come talk to me!
I’m a bit of a collector at heart and I’ll try (and likely buy) lots of styles of wine.
I love Chenin Blanc for its stylistic versatility - what’s not to like about a grape that can be made crisp and dry, rich and oxidative with great aging potential, sparkling, or fully sweet. I like my red wines light, high-acid, and low alcohol with a nice chill. Gamay is a go-to red whether I want something simple for the porch, or something a bit more serious for a special dinner. I’m also a huge fan of aromatized wines and think everyone should drink more vermouth.
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