Domaine Jean-Baptiste Duperray

France

Founded in 1840, this charming estate is located in the commune of Saint Julien, just outside the Beaujolais Cru of Fleurie. Jean-Baptiste, now in his early 30s, took over the property from his father in 2014. As is the case with many young French vignerons, he chooses to farm his 40 hectares of vineyards in the most sustainable way possible: no herbicides or pesticides are used; there is natural grass cover between vine rows; and pruning and harvesting is done by hand. Located near the Sâone River, the vineyards have plenty of alluvial deposits, comprised mostly of sand, silt and clay. Grapes are fermented spontaneously with wild yeasts and no sulpher is used during the winemaking process. His wines are fresh, energetic, and full of French charm.

Wines

Jean-Baptiste Duperray Côteaux Bourguignons Les 2 Complices · Profile

This Pinot Noir-Gamay blend is a fresh and lively take on these two varietals! The Côteaux Bourguignons appellation can apply to wines from either Burgundy proper or its southern neighbour Beaujolais, where this wine comes from. As the anthropomorphic grape bunches on the label suggest, this is an almost dead-even blend of 55% Pinot and 45% Gamay, with the Gamay aged in cement vats and the Pinot partially aged in used oak barrels. The result is a sprightly red that represents a harmonious balance between these grapes, starting with a bright nose of raspberry, cherry, and spices. The palate is fresh, breezy and red-fruit driven, backed up by solid tannins. Absolutely delightful!

Jean-Baptiste Duperray Côteaux Bourguignons Les 2 Complices · Pairing

This wine belongs to the simple pleasures of life. Pair with a well laid-out charcuterie board, Toast Champignons, burgers, pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, and paella with chorizo.