Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais 2015
Deep ruby-purple in color, medium in body, with soft, round tannins. It offers a beautiful nose and palate of cherries, raspberries, violets and spice. With well balanced fruit, acidity and tannins, the wine shows ripe red fruit on the lasting finish.
Located in Le Perreon, in the superior hilly northern part of the Beaujolais region, the vineyards of Madone are contiguous to the crus of Brouilly, Beaujolais’ southernmost cru, though their altitude is even higher. This altitude yields wines of greater complexity and depth than nearly any other wines designated Beaujolais-Villages. Brothers Olivier and Bruno farm their vineyards of low-yielding old vines using integrated pest management. They harvest by hand and not until the grapes have achieved optimal ripeness.