Jean Loron ‘Rift 69’ Beaujolais Villages 2021
One of the wave of Beaujolais wines bottled without added sulfur, this wine is all about black fruits and good acidity.
Grapes: 100% Gamay Noir
Region: Burgundy, France
‘Rift’ 69 is crafted with absolutely no addition of sulphite from harvesting to bottling. Maceration of the partially de-stemmed grapes,t hat were hand-picked at peak ripeness, is in stainless steel vats and last around a fortnight. The wine boasts a deep dark crimson robe and gives off cherry, blackberry and bilberry aromas, embellished with mineral and spicy notes. The mouthfeel is dense, powerful, round and balanced with noteworthy spice and liquorice length.
Jean Loron was born in Chénas in 1711. He developed his business as a wine grower by vinifying specific climates of Beaujolais and of Bourgogne. In 1821 his grandson Jean-Marie Loron developed the estate further and began a wine merchant business. His son Jacques succeeded him and merged his business with that of his father-in-law Charlet in 1852.
The Charlet family, who had been wine merchants in Saint-Amour and Juliénas in the 18th century also owned the “Clos des Billards” at Saint-Amour. Nowadays, the business is managed by the eighth generation of the family. The quality and reliability of their wines are internationally renowned, their strong image of durability and longevity contributing to their excellent reputation. Maison Jean Loron is the only wine merchant to specialize (80%) in Beaujolais and Bourgogne wines, exporting them throughout the world.