Dupré Goujon – 2020


Guillaume Goujon 2021 Domaine Dupré GoujonTasted in Saint-Lager with Guillaume Goujon, 24 June 2021

Domaine Dupré Goujon
404 Montée de l’Écluse
69220 Saint-Lager
Tel: +33 6 24 06 57 33

Here is a domaine with 10 hectares of vines on the Côte de Brouilly.

The domaine worked by Sébastien Dupré and Guillaume Goujon, the vines largely coming from the uncle of Séb. The pair started working together around 2014, beginning as nécociants as the grapes from the family vines of Séb were mainly sold to the Coop before they brought everything together.

The whole domaine covers a little over 15 hectares, 4.5 of which is white – from this Séb and Guillaume are currently commercialising about 30,000 bottles themselves. The wines see one year in older barrels followed by another year in uncoated cement tanks to further refine them and lessen any impact from the oak. About half of what they commercialise is exported but Guillaume reports some good restarting sales as the restaurants and bars re-open their doors.

We’re working not just on the vines but also the nearby vegetation and trees – it’s about finding a nice balance,” says Guillaume “It’s Séb who is more responsible here and it’s a project for at least the next 10 years…

The wines…

Wines that ran from engaging to downright great for the vintage. Clearly, this is an address to follow – I loved their labels too – just saying…

2019 Beaujolais Villages Blanc Clos des Muriers
Quite young vines from Blacé but only about 30 hl/ha – a plateau of 300m on argilo-calcaire. 12 months elevage, using barrels ex a good domaine in Rully.
There’s a sweetness to this aroma, wide, not heavy, slightly floral too. Nicely vibrant and direct, a small accent of oak but that’s rather good white.

2019 Beaujolais Villages Equinoxe de Printemps
Modest colour. A round, actually quite attractive, red fruit, slightly acidulated. Open, easy on the palate slowly opening even wider. An apèro wine but a delicious one.

2020 Côte de Brouilly Brulié
More colour, more aromatic concentration too. Extra attack in the mouth, much more direct flavour of sour cherry fruit, that’s really excellent.

2020 Côte de Brouilly Le Pavé
Even more depth of aroma, a little herb that’s almost tending to mint. Fresher more direct style again but here with some gas. Almost juicy finishing. More tannin is showing here but this is clearly super wine.

2020 Côte de Brouilly L’Héronde
The vines below the domaine buildings
This has a much rounder style to the aromas. Direct again but with more width and growing intensity, yet the structure is less pronounced than with the last two wines.

2019 Côte de Brouilly La Démarrante
A fine nose, slightly soft compared to the 2020s, also slightly floral. Faintly reductive flavour. Showing a little structure and love the finish here, long and very satisfying.

2018 Côte de Brouilly 6.3.1
Just started to commercialise this 3 months ago. The name comes from the proportions of the components with 2 years elevage.
Plenty of colour. Almost a musky depth to this fruit aroma. Really mouth-filling, some grainy tannin, impressive finishing intensity here too. That’s excellent wine though also very 2018 in its ripe style…

2018 Côte de Brouilly Le Pavé
More floral, like the last, still 2018 style but with some extra elegance. Full, this is so bright and fresh, framed with some tannin but totally ripe, thats really great!
2018 Côte de Brouilly L’Héronde
Another silky nose, some acid fruit – a great invitation again. Fresh, structural but with great fruit, indeed delicious. You should keep this a year or two but that’s a great 2018!

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