Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais-Village Nouveau is a natural, organic and vegan red wine made by Jean-Claude Lapalu in the AOC Beaujolais-Village denomination, in Beaujolais (France) with the Gamay variety.
Jean-Claude Lapalu is a winemaker from a winemaking family in Saint-Etienne-La-Varenne, near Brouilly. However, in 1996, he stopped selling his grapes to the cooperative in order to make his own wines. Influenced by of one of the most prestigious pioneers of natural wines, Jules Chauvet, he produces very personal and complex wines with minimal intervention, becoming a leading producer in the region.
Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais-Village Nouveau comes from old Gamay vines planted on granite soils. Working with great care for the environment, Jean-Claude Lapalu does not use chemical fertilisers or herbicides. He only uses biological treatments and the yields are very limited. The harvest is of course, manual.
To keep the Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais-Village Nouveau grapes fresh and crisp, they undergo carbonic maceration in stainless steel tanks in the winery. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeasts and the juices are not filtered or clarified and no sulphites are added.
A wine to open straight away, Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais-Village Nouveau is natural, fresh, fun and rich in fruity aromas. A perfect red for the curious.