Paul Durdilly et Fils

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Paul Durdilly et Fils

France • Beaujolais

Domaine Paul Durdilly is a small father and son team with some of the highest vineyards in the generic Beaujolais appellation. This is one of the few 100% estate-bottled, hand harvested, indigenous yeast basic Beaujolais available. If you follow a map of the Cru villages southward to the tiny hamlet of Le Bois d’Oignt you understand why this is the logical extension of the chain of hills that give us the world’s finest Gamay.

The vineyards here are a geological mix of granite, schist, river debris and clay that vary remarkably from site to site in the hills around Le Bois d’Oingt. 

The average altitudes here are only slightly lower than many cru plots to the north. Some of the deeper chalk soils give Gamay here a pinot noir-like silky fruit; while the grapes that come from more granite laded plots give you more grip, spice, and fresh acidity. These hillside, old vines sites around Le Bois d’Oignt are very different than the rest of Beaujolais and give Paul’s Gamay here a bit of added depth and complexity. 

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