Les Grandes Coasses, Domaine Paul Durdilly 2019 (Beaujolais, France)
the Durdilly family has been growing Gamay here for generations. Paul has been at the helm since the 70s and presides over a handful of older plots planted on the trademark limestone soils of the Pierres Dorees (the Golden Stones that we talked about with the Saint Cyr wines a little while back). This is Paul's entry level bottling and is a blend of 40-80 year old plots planted on high elevation steep slopes, none of which see chemicals. Fermentation is with native yeast, semi-carbonic, then aged in a combination of concrete and old foudre before getting bottled unfiltered with minimal sulfur. This wine is a steal.