VISSOUX 'LES GRIOTTES' BEAUJOLAIS
DOMAINE DU VISSOUX
"Les Griottes is a type of cherry and references the grove of cherry trees that flank the vineyard. Chermette's entry cuvée is drawn from 20- to 40-year-old vines grown on dark, granite soils around the Chermette homestead in Saint-Vérand (southern Beaujolais). The winemaking here has remained unchanged during Pierre-Marie Chermette's tenure, with traditional whole-bunch, semi-carbonic ferment in concrete tanks and then maturation in tank and ancient oak casks. "
"The difference with this wine, in comparison to the Domaine's other wines made this way, is a shorter maceration (four or so days) and less time in vat. The aim here is to produce something light-bodied and cherry-fruited with reach-for-another-glass deliciousness--something the juicy-crunchy, overachieving 2018 nails with ease. It's a buoyant and textural red that goes down dangerously easily."