Localization: Beaujolais, France
Tasting Notes: A vivid crimson-purple in color. On the nose aromas of red cherries, cassis and strawberries backed up by pleasantly earthy notes. The palate is fresh and juicy, with further red fruit flavors and silky tannins leading to a refreshing finish. A real fruit bomb! Try with roasted cod with a chorizo crumb, coq au vin or prawn dumplings with a sweet chili sauce.
Food pairing: Aperitif, Cold meat, Pasta with meat sauce, Stuffed aubergines, Roasts
The Domain: The Domaine is owned and administered by Marie and Marcel Lapierre in association with Jean-Claude Chanudet. Between them, they purchased the then bankrupt estate in 1995 and have since breathed new life into the vineyards and cellar. The 13 hectares of Gamay vines are located mainly in Morgon although there is a small parcel of vines in Cotes du Py. The average age of the vines is 60 years and everything is carried out according to organic principles: the grapes are handpicked and there is very little intervention in the cellar. The juice is fermented in old oak foudres and very little sulfur is added to the final product. This complex yet inviting red is from 80-year-old vines and has a pronounced acidity making it a great food wine.