Jean-Claude Lapalu


Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais

Jean-Claude Lapalu is from the profession. His family (parents and grand-parents) were grape-growers, selling their fruits to local cooperatives. None of them, however, were wine makers. That is, until 1995, when Jean-Claude Lapalu decided to take over a vineyard. His devotion to natural wine went step-by-step, and he now uses natural vinification processes. 

"Even if one makes the wines for oneself, an evolution is always occurring." - Jean-Claude Lapalu 

Location

St-Etienne-la-Varenne, Beaujolais

Appellation

Beaujolais Village AOC, Brouilly, Côtes de Brouilly AOC

Size

9 hectares

Soils

Granite sand, schist, clay and black micas

Varieties cultivated

Gamay

Yields/Annual production

60,000 bottles (Majority Beaujolais Villages and Brouilly)

Age of vines

50 to 100+ years old

Farming/Winemaking

Hand harvested. Organic certified and biodynamic methods, no-crushing of grapes, natural fermentation, no filtration

Certification

Ecocert (2010)

 

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