Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes — Gamay 2020
A Wine That
is all about the floral characteristics of one of our favourite grape varieties, Gamay. Think fresh rose petals, peonies and a dash of strawberry juice, this is both juicy and complex at the same time. Pair it with a delicious organic salad — and a group of close friends!
This bottle is a rare find that we would like to share with many of you. We are therefore limiting the purchase to ONE BOTTLE ONLY per customer please, thank you for your understanding!
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- Winemaker: Jules Métras
Where and How?
This wine comes from 60-year old vines planted on granite, 550 metres above sea level. The vineyard has steep slopes (25-35% gradient), for which reason the soils are worked gently by a winch only. The wine was vinified using semi-carbonic maceration in concrete tanks for 25 days, and aged in a combination of 225L and 600L oak barrels (70%) and concrete vessels (30%). No added sulfites.
Jules Métras is following in his father's footsteps, who started making wine in Beaujolais in 1988. Before starting to make wine in Beaujolais himself, Jules explored different areas and worked with the best in the Ardèche and the Jura. His soif for knowledge also led him to work in the southern hemisphere (New Zealand, Chile & Argentina) and in 2010, Jules came back to his native Beaujolais to help his father Yvon tend the vines. Today, Jules farms three hectares that he bottles under his own name with his first vintage released in 2014.
"We are talking about making natural wines, with a lot of hygiene, and impressive facilities. But actually, it is also possible to make great wines using the bear minimum, a reminder that the most important is to emphasise the effort in having great raw material." — Jules Métras