Spring is in the air. Who doesn’t like a little Beaujolais to sip on a mild May evening? Sedimentary, a distributor in Vancouver that focuses on natural wines, brings in the Jean-Paul Brun, although you’re hard pressed to find it. It’s light, simple, tasty, fresh and very good value. There is the berry of Gamay with a kick of pepper that is tantalizing if a bit out of place. I would fault it on the tannins, a little cloying to our taste, but it is brilliantly French and reminiscent of finer, more expensive cru-Beaujolais (out of our price range). So much pleasure at such a good price.
Price: $25 at Kits Wine Cellar
Market Liquidity: A perfect introduction for the natural wine novice.