Newsletter: 2022 Jean-Paul Brun, Fleurie

Newsletter: 2022 Jean-Paul Brun, Fleurie

Stop by Monarch at anytime and you're certain to find Jean-Paul Brun's bottles on our shelves. Beaujolais is both his home and his speciality, and we love him for it.

I believe today's wine is one of Brun's all-time classics, one of the best wines he's ever made. He has spent his career collecting land in each of Beaujolais' Crus, but his Fleurie is special, sourced from the amphitheater-shaped vineyard of Grille Midi. Here, with plenty of sunshine and deep granite soils, the vines yield some of the most pristine and unique grapes in Fleurie.

As seemingly all Beaujolais creeps up in price, Brun has managed to maintain, if not improve his wines over time, all the while keeping prices low. A Fleurie at this level, from these vines, made by anyone else, would easily double in price, but today's wine is one you could pick up and enjoy with a weeknight dinner. So I encourage you to take advantage of this multi-bottle offer, you'll certainly need them. 

Today, I'm proud to offer the only bottles of 2022 Jean-Paul Brun, Fleurie in South Carolina!  
100% Gamay from 40-year-old vines planted in the beloved parcel of Grille Midi. The hand harvested grapes are fermented on the skins in concrete for almost a month, where it then ages for 8 months before bottling. Brun eschews wood here, preserving Fleurie's inherent delicacy and freshness. Unfined and unfiltered. 

Quintessential Fleurie at it's most elegant. Cherry, black raspberry and rose mingle with accents of graphite and crushed rocks. More vibrant red fruit and violet notes drive the juicy and silky palate. Pliant tannins and a granitic mineral undercurrent lend the wine structure, lift and serious poise. A brilliant, world-class Fleurie. 
Jean-Paul Brun, Beaujolais' native and star, has championed the traditional winemaking practices of the region while also supporting more modern, organic farming methods. He rejects the laboratory yeasts and chaptalizing techniques used by many producers in the region, crafting honest, terroir reflective wines. 

Even with his intimate involvement in the wines, the breadth of his production and farming is shocking. Terres Dorées, Brun's domaine, spans more than 60 hectares of vines, producing a wine from almost every Cru. He is a true master of Beaujolais. 
2022 Jean-Paul Brun, Fleurie - $34.99


*SPECIAL 2-PACK PRICE - $29.99/btl
To order, reply directly to this email or call me at 843.576.4845
Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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