Domaine du Vissoux Brouilly 2015

£15.99

 TASTING NOTE

Wild cherry aroma. Dry with bright acidity, a beautiful naturalness to the fruit and some tannic grip to go with food. A serious and long-lived Beaujolais.

Poultry and white meats. Excellent acid balance to cut through fattier cuts.

Pierre Marie Chermette took over the running of the family domaine in 1982. Since then he has turned the place around by fusing some of the lost traditions of Beaujolais with a modern approach in the cellar. Chermette rejects the idea of excessively high yields, otherwise common in Beaujolais, which prevents the grapes from ripening properly. He instead prefers low yields, which, in turn means higher sugar levels and obviates the need to chaptalise. Chermette uses natural yeasts which confer a character of red fruits to the wine rather than the artificially prepared yeasts which lend the famous, but not such attractive character of bubble gum and banana. The size of this particular vineyard is 3 Ha with a south west exposure. The average age of vines is 30 years old. Density of vines 10 000 per Ha, with manual harvesting.

12.5% abv
Domaine du Vissoux Brouilly 2015
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