Laurent Perrachon

Burgundy

Burgundy

The Domaine Laurent Perrachon is based in Julienas, but owns a strikingly varied group of parcels in the various Beaujolais Crus — in addition to Julienas, there is Chénas, St. Amour, Fleurie, Morgon, and Moulin à Vent.  The Perrachons vinify the wines according to the soils — some are raised in large foudres (with no oak influence on the flavor); others in small oak barrels in the Burgundy style.

Along with Julienas, Moulin à Vent produces wines with particularly good aging potential.  We like both styles the Domaine produces — the Terres Roses raised in foudres and with excellent structure and mineral lines accompanying its fruit; and the Burdelines, raised in small oak barrels and more resembling Burgundy from Pinot Noir in its  aromatic profile and palate.  In the town of Julienas, we particularly like the “Vignes Centennaires,” which comes from hundred-year-old vines and is raised in small oak barrels.

Available Perrachon Wines

Recent Posts

Rich, Teeth-Staining New Juliénas from 100-year-old Vines. $24

Beaujolais is the source of plenty of uninteresting wines. Fully a third of the region’s production is the Beaujolais Nouveau, a cheap insipid red rushed to market…

Inky, Smooth $24 Red Burgundy: Licorice, Peony & Plum

The Perrachon family has made wine in Juliénas since the 1870s. Perrachon makes the most complex and sophisticated Beaujolais reds we’ve had. Raised carefully in oak barrels,…

Dark Fruit & Spice: Inky Rich 2017 Gamay, $24

The Domaine Perrachon has made wine in Juliénas since the 1870s. This small family Beaujolais domaine has caught the press’s eye, garnering acclaim and high scores from…