Tasting Notes, Beaujolais & Mâconnais; April 16, 2022

                     Beaujolais et Mâconnais

NV Lavernette
‘Granit’ Blanc de Noirs
On Sale for $28.99
Leynes / Beaujolais / France
100% Gamay
After traveling to the Champagne region, the proprietors at Chateau de Lavernette were inspired to create this complex sparkling wine from 100% Gamay. Expressive and red fruited, the Granit is aged for 18 months on the lees.
2020 JC Thevenet
Pierreclos / Mâconnais / France
100% Chardonnay
Thevenet’s Macon Pierreclos is aged on its fine lees for 6-10 months in concrete tanks prior to bottling. The wine features a rich texture countered by persistent, finishing acidity.
2019 Bonhomme
Viré-Clessé Classique
On Sale for $21.99
Viré-Clessé / Mâconnais / France
100% Chardonnay
From Bonhomme’s younger vines (35 years), the Viré-Clessé Classique is fermented and aged in stainless steel. All of the fruit at the domaine is hand harvested.
2020 Pavillon de Chavannes
On Sale for $23.99
Côte de Brouilly / Beaujolais / France
100% Gamay
From the southern end of the Crus Beaujolais, the Ambassades offers a combination of minerality and dense red fruit. The wine is fermented in concrete and refined in stainless steel for six months.
2019 Diochon
On Sale for $23.99
Moulin-à-Vent / Beaujolais / France
100% Gamay
Domaine Diochon faithfully produces just one wine, a grand, textbook-worthy Moulin-à-Vent. Full and plush, here we find a Gamay that is most rich and complex.
2019 Granger
Cuveé Specialé
Juliénas / Beaujolais / France
100% Gamay
Sourced from a selection of 70-year-old vines, the Cuveé Specialé is a full bodied, brooding style of Gamay with the concentration and acidity to  age for 5 – 7 years.