Quentin Harel Beaujolais Villages

$ 21.99

I am incredibly excited to bring in wine from this young and dynamic producer who is carrying on the tradition of the terroir driven producers of Beaujolais like Marcel Lapierre and Jean Foillard.  This wine is imported by the world famous Kermit Lynch, here is their writeup on the story of Quentin Harel: "A new generation is now following in the footsteps of these early pioneers to make the region one of France’s most dynamic. Quentin Harel perfectly epitomizes this explosion of young talent, having recently taken over the family domaine in the town of Saint-Étienne-des-Oullières, just south of the Côte de Brouilly. Raised in a vigneron household, Quentin sought further experience away from home early on, taking jobs with growers elsewhere in the Beaujolais as well as in Burgundy. He received the bulk of his formative training in the Diois (home to the sparkling Clairette de Die), in addition to studying soil microbiology and brewing his own beer. The 2012 harvest marked his first solo vinification at the helm of Domaine de Buis-Rond, an estate owned by Quentin’s family since 1768."

We have bottles of his Beaujolais Villages, grown on vines between 7 and 70 years old.  He makes wine in the traditional way, whole cluster fermentation, indigenous yeasts, no sulfur added all on vines that are certified organic.  This is Beaujolais like it was meant to be, lower in alcohol, incredibly easy to drink but with ageable complexity.

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