Another gem from the Sedimentary portfolio. Jean-Paul Brun prefers to make his wines in a more Burgundian style. Terres Dorees is located in the Southern part of Beaujolais in an area referred to as the region of 'Golden Stones'. He farms approx 50 ha organically and relies on natural yeast with ferments in concrete or neutral wood. Although his focus is Gamay, he is one of the few producers in southern Beaujolais that has planted Pinot Noir vines (back in 1989), thus allowing him to release a red wine under the Bourgogne appellation. Who drinks Rousanne from Beaujolais? Well, we do now! Pale yellow in colour. Lemon curd, wax, and dried basil on the nose. Rich and full yet very moreish. You want to call this a Rhone white but the acid takes it elsewhere.
-- Leah Bickford, Marquis Wine Cellars