92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“The dependably delicious 2018 BeaujolaisVillages Le Perreon doesn’t disappoint, bursting from the glass with aromas of cherries, wild berries, peonies and licorice. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, charming and enveloping, with a generous and juicy core of fruit, melting tannins and a flavorful finish. This is a terrific value that’s well worth seeking out.”
"Bright purple. Fresh and energetic on the nose, featuring cherry and dark berry liqueur qualities and a smoky mineral topnote. Shows very good clarity and thrust on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that become sweeter on the back half. Displays sharp delineation on the nicely persistent finish, which features youthfully grippy tannins and a suggestion of bitter chocolate."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Bererd family’s vines are some of the highest in region, sitting between 1,600 and 2,000 feet above sea level. Vineyards are perilously steep, far too dangerous for tractors; harvesters need to be as agile as mountain goats to cut and gather the fruits of the family’s ancient Gamay vines. Vines range from 40 to 60 years old, with many 100 years old or older. Soils are mostly pink decomposed granite, like cru Fleurie. The family has practiced sustainable farming from the start, and is now certified organic. Grapes are harvested exclusively by hand, and sorted at the cellar door. Fruit is fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, and aged also in tank.