Domaine Chermette 'Les Griottes' Beaujolais
Domaine du Vissoux
"ChermetteÕs entry-level Beaujolais is drawn from 30- to 40-year-old vines grown on dark granite soils around the homestead in Saint-VŽrand (in southern Beaujolais). The winemaking here has remained unchanged for decades, with traditional whole-bunch, semi-carbonic fermentation in concrete tanks and then maturation in both tank and ancient oak casks still the order of the day."
"ChermetteÕs aim here is to produce something light-bodied, bright and cherry-fruited with reach-for-another-glass charm. So exuberant you could be tasting out of barrel, the nose is flush with sappy red fruit, hemmed by perfumed floral notes. The palate tells the same, delicious story through a prism of vibrant cherry fruit, tangy acidity and a crunchy, scented finish."