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Domaine des Grottes
Un Petit Coin De Paradis 2021

A super-early pick of gamay gets put into this cuvée for a quick maceration. Plenty of residual sugar gets the wine through first and secondary fermentation with some to spare, which balances nicely against the green acidity of the fruit. Sweet, tart, joyful wine.
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A super-early pick of gamay gets put into this cuvée for a quick maceration. Plenty of residual sugar gets the wine through first and secondary fermentation with some to spare, which balances nicely against the green acidity of the fruit. Sweet, tart, joyful wine.

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Domaine des Grottes
Beaujolais, France

Romain brings something incredibly unique to his sleepy Southern Beaujolais village of Saint-Etienne des Oullieres. Originally from Paris, he had no formal training in grape growing or winemaking prior to taking an office job at property in the same village. That property was the Chateau de Lacarelle, which to this day “employs” Romain, in a roundabout kind of way. They set up a sharecropping agreement after Romain felt...

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