The Laurent Perrachon Story
Laurent Perachon is Beaujolais. The Julienas history mentions the Perrachon name in 1601. The Perrachon family acquired the domain of la Bottière, in Juliénas, in 1877. Then came the Domaine des Perelles on the Romanèche-Thorins territory, at the feet of the Moulin-à-Vent hills. The Domaine des Mouilles, now the heart of the Perrachon operations, was acquired in 1989. It is the heart of the Julienas appellation, benefiting from the best exposure and the best soils. Recently, Perrachon added smaller parcels in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint Amour. Now, the harvest covers six appellations: Julienas of course, but also Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chenas and our latest addition, Saint-Amour. This makes us the independent winemaker in Beaujolais with the most comprehensive list of crus. Both red and rose wines come from a single varietal - Gamay. Vines are pruned short, in "goblet" and "Cordon de Royat". Part of the property is planted with very old vines, 80 to 100 years old. Perrachone also have a rare white Beaujolais made of achardonnay, the traditional varietal of the great white Burgundies. Here, the harvest is still done by hand. Traditional Burgundy winemaking techniques are combined with the carbonic maceration typical of Beaujolais. Fermenting lasts 6 to 8 days for "Villages" up to 18 days for "Terroirs selections". The wines are then maturing slowly in the 1702 cellar, to the bottling, starting around Easter.
Why's this wine for you?
Looking for the next best thing in Beaujolais? Then you cannot go past the emblematic and historic family estate of Laurent Perrachon. They are one of the leading luminaries of the re-ignition of Beaujolais, having been courted by some of the world's leading wine importers and wholesalers to add to their portfolios. At The Wine Collective, we've gone direct to the source; cutting out any local importers and middlemen, to give you access to what is some of the best Beaujolais found anywhere in the country. After an exhaustive search, we landed on Laurent Perrachon, an estate that has been making wine in the region for over 7 generations. Using classic, goblet-trained, old-vine material from some of the leading climats, Perrachon make dynamic, organic, terroir driven wines that seem to have more in common with the great estates of Burgundy, than they do Beaujolais itself. These are intensely cerebral wines that will have you coming back for more. Best of all, you don't have to pay $45 a bottle which is what this very same wine was selling for when it was imported by a leading Burgundy specialist in Australia. Fleurie is the highest altitude of the 10 Beaujolais cru, producing a more delicate and elegant style of Gamay and 2020 was an ideal vintage for Laurent Perrachon with perfect conditions throughout. The wine encompasses all that Fleurie has to offer with bright red fruit, savoury spice and depth of flavour.
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The Brief
Alcohol
13.0%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2020
Cellar to
2025
How's it taste?
A charming wine, flowery and fruity, elegant and rich in finesse. It grew on granite floors in the famous La Madone location. It smells of violets, peonies, and cherries. Seductive and elegant on the palate, with mild tannins and fresh acidity. A lively wine with a wonderful drinkable flow.
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93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
This wine comes from 80-year-old vines from two parcels. It offers ripeness and bold tannins, giving structure as well as acidity and blueberry flavors. The wine's structure will soften so drink from 2024.
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