Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wine of the Week - Laurent Martray Brouiily "Combiaty" Vieilles Vignes

This week's featured wine comes from the Brouilly Cru Beaujolais on the Combiaty hillside. Planted to 99 hectares of granitic soil, this vineyard features several parcels of old vines. Laurent Martray uses 50 year old vines to make this wine, which is meant to be a bit more serious than you might think. John Gilman says of the 2016 vintage: "I am accustomed to most examples of Brouilly being made for early quaffing, but this wine is a proper Cru Beaujolais that is built for the cellar and should age long and very gracefully. Fine, fine juice that is approachable today, but really deserves at least a couple of years in the cellar to really blossom."

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