Jean-Marc Burgaud, Beaujolais Villages, Les Vignes de Lantignie
Brand : Jean-Marc Burgaud
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The highly respected Burgaud family has vines in Lantigné, high up in the hills above Brouilly and one of the best sources of Beaujolais-Villages. The Gamay vines are over 55 years old and planted on clay soils, which lends excellent concentration to the fininshed wine. This is a deeply coloured, serious-but-approachable wine with lovely dark-fruit perfume and layers of supple, soft-textured fruit.
The 2019 Beaujolais Villages is a masterclass in balance. An attractive deep ruby in the glass, the nose boasts bright aromas of crunchy red fruits and violets. On the palate, the wine has a superb structure, with grainy tannins, concentrated red fruit flavours and excellent acidity lifting the finish.
Frost in spring reduced yields in Beaujolais, as did hailstorms. However, hot weather followed and lasted throughout the summer. Rain towards the end of August prevented the vines from suffering from hydric stress after this long dry spell and allowed the grapes to reach perfect ripeness in excellent conditions. Despite reduced yields, as a result of the challenging weather, the quality of grapes was high.
Pre-fermentation maceration lasted for seven days. The Gamay was whole bunch fermented at 23 to 28°C, with only one pump over per day. In order to achieve perfect balance in this Beaujolais Villages, the fermenting wine was tasted every day to judge when the tannins extracted were in balance with the acid. “Judge a domaine on its entry point wine,” says Jean-Marc. “I do as much work in the vineyard and cellar on this wine as I do on my Côte du Py.”