Domaine Robert Perroud Brouilly L'Enfer des Balloquets 2018, Beaujolais, France

Robert Perrouds family has been a vigneron for 7 generations. His estate dates back to 1789 during the French Revolution. The estate is located in “Les Balloquets” at the foot of Brouilly where he lives with his family . The steep slopes of Balloquets are planted with wild flowers, and characterized with amethyst crystal in the underground, incrusted in the red granite rocks with quartz. All the work in the vines is done by hand. Good grapes are the basis of a good wine. Traditional winemaking. Carbonic maceration. Ageing takes place in wooden vats or barrels. This wine has been named after the steep slopes of Balloquets hill (40% steep) which are indeed a real hell for the harvesters of Robert Perroud. The garnet color has a great depth enhanced by the purple reflections. The complex nose expresses notes of black fruit, spices, liquorice and minerality. The mouth is rich and deep in fine and numerous tannins. The beautifully ripe black fruits are found on its mineral support.