2019 Jerome Balmet ‘Lemon Head’ Gamay
Jérôme Balmet learned his craft working with both Jean-Claude Lapalu and Mathieu Lapierre and produced his first vintage in 2012. He has just 3.5ha of vines split between Vaux-en-beaujolais and Saint-Etienne-des-Oullières just south of Brouilly. His site in Vaux consists of 50-year-old vines planted on blue granite on a steep hillside vineyard, while his Saint-Etienne-des-Oullières site is heavier soil down on the valley floor producing wines of greater density.
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Where: Beaujolais, France
How: Not as acid driven as the name leads you to believe. Very dry, lots of those classic cherry flavours. Go a steak with it.