Domaine des Terres Dorées is located in Charnay, a village north of Lyon, France and is the estate of noted Beaujolais vigneron Jean-Paul Brun. Domaine des Terres Dorées’ wine portfolio includes the appellations of Morgon, Fleurie, Côte de Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent, and Beaujolais AOC.

The 16-hectare (40-acre) Terres Dorées estate was originally a family farm with only 4ha dedicated to vines. The grapes produced were sold off to a local cooperative until 1977, when Jean-Paul expressed an interest in winemaking. The following year Domaine des Terres Dorées was established, and is dedicated almost completely to the production of Gamay, planted on granite soils.

Jean-Paul Brun produces atypical Beaujolais with Burgundian winemaking practices. Unlike traditional whole-cluster, semi-carbonic Beaujolais, Brun handpicks, sorts, and de-stems grapes before a long maceration and time in oak or cement vats. He uses only wild yeast from his vineyard for the fermentation process, rarely chaptalizes, and releases his wines almost a year after harvest.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby, displaying scents of dark berries, liquorice, violets and minerals. Lively and precise on the palate, offering fresh black and blue fruit flavours complemented by a hint of peppery spices.