Beaujolais Villages Hommage à Philippe Lacondemine

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France  Beaujolais 

"C'est une bombe" in the words of Jérome Lacondémine

Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine
Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Natural", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
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Beaujolais Villages Primeur "Hommage a Philippe" 2019 75cl cl
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If you have been a customer a while, you know the Lacondemine family of Beaujeu.

Vincent Lacondémine was a firm favourite until his retirement in 2017, his nephew Jérome took over - bring his father and his uncles vineyards back together.

Philippe Lacondemine was Jérome's father, and Vincent's brother, and he tended to vineyards all his life. He died abruptly in spring 2019.

This wine is made in his memory from his vineyards, vinified separately from all the other Villages vineyards, with more effort and care in memory. 

It is released at the same time as the Nouveau, but is technically a Villages that is sold as a Nouveau... Regardless of word splitting what it is is DELICIOUS.

Jérome works his Nouveau without added sulphites but this was bottled under vaccuum meaning no suphites added even at bottling. Because of that, it can oxidise faster than "normal" wines after opening so you have to drink it in one sitting or chill it... I don't think this will be a problem ;)

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Natural", Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC Beaujolais Villages
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gamay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Unfined, Low Added Sulphur, No Added Sulphur, Carbonic Fermentation, Malolactic
Vintage 2020

This is silky smooth, rich, with lovely grippy tannins. Smells of flowers and blackberries, tastes of every black fruit, very long and moreish. Instant crowd pleaser.

Vintage 2019

Retasted in October 2021 - This is still silky smooth, still lots of peony, and berries - there's a bit of tuttifrutti / bubblegum that I didn't notice at all in past years, but with the tannins easing up a bit you can notice them. 

Retasted in November 2020 and it's stunning - bigger, bolder, more fruit, still grippy, still long, extremely moreish, dense coffee notes in the finish that even Robb (who doesn't like coffee) found gorgeous. A very WOW Gamay.

November 2019 - This is silky smooth, rich, with lovely grippy tannins. Smells of flowers and blackberries, tastes of every black fruit, very long and moreish. Instant crowd pleaser. Being without any sulfites you have to drink it in one sitting ;)

 

 

2019
Product Code 33JL0519
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 15 Oct 2021
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2023
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens No Added Sulphites (may contain naturally occurring Sulphites)
Composition 100% Gamay
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until
202033JL052012.52023

Jérome makes his wines with no added sulphur in the vineyard or cellar, but they are bottled traditionally. This wine is bottled under vaccuum so that it can be bottled with no added sulphur at all.

This means

  • there's a bit of pressure on opening that can cause a tiny amount of splatter and
  • it will oxidise in 4 or 5 hours at room temperature once air gets in. 
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