Recently rated as one of the ‘four star’ producers in Beaujolais by Robert Parker, Jean Paul Brun aims to produce old fashioned Beaujolais style. Using indigenous yeasts and traditional winemaking techniques from Burgundy, his artisanal wines have structure and character. Regarded as the best Climat (vineyard) in Fleurie, Grille Midi benefits from a granite amphitheatre shape where grapes can reach full maturity and develop concentrated flavours.
Grapes are de-stemmed, then fermented and aged in concrete vats. Plenty of ripe blackberry and plum aromas. Medium to full body on the palate with round tannins and followed by a very long, lingering finish. Received 16.5pts from Jancis Robinson at our fine wine tasting in November 2018
The 2015 Fleurie Grille Midi has a lively, quite feisty bouquet with ample black cherries, raspberry and hints of dark chocolate that are well defined. The palate is very well balanced with supple tannin and a fine thread of acidity. It is typically modern in style, but Jean-Paul infuses such finesse and detail into this Fleurie that it is nigh irresistible. Give this Fleurie two years in bottle to get the most from it.- 91 pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate