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Beaujolais primeur Les Griottes

Beaujolais primeur Les Griottes

Called Pierre Chermette in the US.

This cuvée is the epitome of Beaujolais Nouveau while remaining natural, with subtle aromas and flavours. This forthright, supple and easy to drink wine opens onto fruit and freshness with the sharp flavours of fresh small red fruit. A charming wine that lights up November!

Personality of the cuvée

Contrary to common belief, Nouveau wine is the most difficult one to make and sell. In record time (around 4 weeks), you have to craft a wine that will be ready to drink on 3rd Thursday in November. We don’t do any special vinifications for our Nouveau wines. It is on tasting that Pierre-Marie selects, from 20th October, the most supple cuvées with the best fruit expression for the assembly of his Beaujolais Nouveau Griottes.

From the vine to the glass

5 hectares of Gamay at Le Bois d’Oingt on a limestone-clay soil that gives suppleness and fruitiness to this cuvée. We buy in grapes from Saint Vérand that come from granitic soil to give supple tannins. Integrated vinegrowing, manual harvest at full ripeness, universal cordon pruning. Traditional Beaujolais semi-carbonic vinification, 5-day maceration in cement and stainless steel vats, minimum SO2, pneumatic pressing 4 weeks maturing in stainless steel vats


Enjoy it from 3rd Thursday in November At its peak within 6 months.
Serving temperature: 13° C.

Matching it with food

A great partner to a very wide range of foods and dishes: Light meals, delicatessen meats, Lyon specialities, hot sausage from Lyon, all terrines (pork, poultry), white and red meat, fish. Original ideas: vinegared oysters! Wine crust red-currant tart.

Tasting notes

Natural degree - 13%
 - Inox.
 - Bright ruby colour.
Nose - Felted and complex. Ripe fruit, with aromas of blackcurrant and blueberry.
Palate - Cherry aromas, intense wine, full-bodied and fleshy. A material with a beautiful extraction and a long persistence. Skin tannins.

Delivery from the 3rd Thursday in November.


Le point: 16.5/20

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