DOMAINE DU PETIT PÉROU - BROUILLY 'PISSE VIEILLE' 2020
The climate of Pisse Vieille is a privilege given to a hillside of 22 hectares, facing south and located between 400 and 500 meters above sea level, on a rich soil composed of clay, limestone and granite decomposition. It is the only climate officially recognized by the INAO of the appellation of Brouilly which has 1300 ha, spread over 6 communes of Beaujolais. Aromas of raspberry and blackberry, supple and balanced palate.
Serve at 14°C.
ORIGIN Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
MAKER Domaine du Petit Pérou
PAIRING Filet mignon, veal liver, beef
The world of wine is a small place. Expansive in geography but very compact when it comes to the relationships and people within it. If the entire population is separated by six degrees of separation, the wine community might be separated by three. This much is true at least for Domaine du Petit Pérou from Morgon, Beaujolais. Hugo Thevenet is a close buddy of Marin Fumey of Jura’s Fumey Chatelain, who did vintage in Australia alongside Sven Joschke. Three degrees, see? While it’s great to work in these tight circles even more important are the stories these wines tell and the unquestionable deliciousness contained within the bottles, and this fifth- generation family estate spanning 16ha across Morgon and Brouilly have both in spades.
Under the watch of Laurent (4th generation) and Hugo (5th generation) their estate wines are classic, expressive Beaujolais made very much by hand in the family’s little cellar. The wonderful stories on each of their cuvees, not to mention the different personalities of each era of Thevenet that shaped what Petit Pérou is today, make these juicy Gamays a very welcome addition to our portfolio.