The Wines of Domaine Bulliat

June Atanas_Loic Bulliat2.jpgWhen I first tasted Domaine Bulliat Beaujolais Villages and Crus Beaujolais at last year’s VineExpo in Bordeaux, I knew they were special and some of the highest quality wines from the region.

A visit to the winery last March confirmed the initial finding and more; it raised Domaine Bulliat to the very top of the quality pyramid of the region.

All the success is attributed to the young and very talented, Loïc Bulliat.

Loïc was only 26 years old when he was first elected president of the Association of The Producers of Beaujolais – a huge recognition by the elderly winemakers for the talent, innovation, quality and drive of Loïc. He works organically in all of his vineyards.The transition to organic practices began in 2010 and the domain was officially Certified Organic in 2013. Only natural, biodynamic treatments are used in the vineyards; grass is left growing between the vine rows to avoid the use of herbicides, naturally limit yields and prevent erosion. Grape picking is always done by hand. Domaine Bulliat also produces a range of organic, no-sulfite wines.

Loïc’s father, Noël Bulliat is still actively involved in the family estate. Today, the estate covers 27 hectares in 8 different appellations in the Beaujolais region, and produces around 70, 000 bottles per year.

Morgon.pngCurrently available at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits are the Beaujolais Villages ($11) and the Morgon ($17).

Domain Bulliat Beaujolais Villages is 100% Gamay from 40-year-old vines, exhibiting bright ruby-red color and aromas and flavors of red fruits dominated by black cherry, strawberry and currant and perfectly balanced by fine tannins and nice acidity that adds freshness. This is Beaujolais Villages at its finest! Enjoy with light appetizers, cold cuts, charcuterie, grilled meats and vegetables and aged cheeses.

The Morgon Cuvée du Colombier, 100% Gamay from 50-year-old vines, has received 91 points from the Wine Enthusiast for it’s 2014 vintage:

“Named after the street where the winery stands, this is jammy and ripe while also structured with some firm tannins. Rich and juicy red-berry fruits have both crisp acidity and a dense texture. It should be drunk from 2017.”

Atanas Nechkov, Wine & Spirits Supervisor

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