Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais Tradition
"When does cellar-aged Beaujolais take on the noble character of a refined Vosne-Romanée? When it’s crafted by our partners at Domaine de la Madone. Even the most seasoned connoisseurs shake their heads when we reveal the label after they’ve tasted Madone blind—how can a Beaujolais show such density, complexity and freshness at once?
When we first visited this family estate more than 20 years ago, we knew in an instance that we had struck vinous gold. This was exactly the sort of Beaujolais that Burgundian devotees could love!
Winemakers Olivier and Bruno Bererd know that the secret to the finest Beaujolais is location. The village of Le Perréon shares much of the same rugged, mineral-rich soils, high-altitude vineyards, and older, low-yielding vines as its cru neighbors.
So now the secret is out—Madone Beaujolais should for all purposes be a cru wine, but that’s just a twist of bureaucratic fate. In the meantime, you can enjoy one of the more expressive, terroir-true and long-lived Beaujolais wines…for a steal of a price." - North Berkeley Imports