Cru Beaujolais On Pre-arrival NOW

Marie-Elodie Zighera is unlike any young winemaker I've ever met.

A few weeks ago I wrote to you about Marie-Elodie's bottle aged Cru Beaujolais. But I've closely held a little secret too. Something a little more youthful and exuberant. The 2015 vintage caused her to want to show off something a little more early and accessible.

And here it is.

Clos de Mez Fleurie Mademoiselle M 2015, $18

5% off on 6-packs, 10% off on solid cases

Marie-Elodie's winemaking style is firmly rooted in 1911, the year her oldest vineyards were planted. As a winemaking 30-something one might expect to listen to her explain the virtues of natural winemaking or expound her desire to "express terroir" or some other modern lexography.

However, I wouldn't call this anything close to resembling the teeth-coating, slightly spritzy, cotton candy kinda Beaujolais that is dominating the market. Marie-Elodie's wines are always lively, finely-layered, and filled with finesse. I find this bottle to be made more like Pinot Noir, and less like tooty-fruity Beaujolais.

There is nothing modern here. One can more imagine they've stepped into a winery in 1930 rather than 2016. There is an utter void of fancy winemaking tools and equipment to be seen. I love everything about it.

Cru Beaujolais has become the darling of Paris bistros and wine bars. One can't walk into one without seeing happy diners glubbing the stuff down. I imagine that once they glom onto what Marie-Elodie is doing there won't be much of this delicious juice to go around.

Let's beat them to it!

I have the only 9 cases (of only about 250 produced) allocated to the US market arriving here in early December. I wish it could be more! To order please reply here with your request (sorry, no webpage this time). I'll take orders first come, first served.



Road Cru Wine Imports
339 NW Broadway Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
T: (503) 226-9463

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