"This is the essence of Beaujolais: fruity, fresh, easy and crunchy with the tartness of fresh red berry fruit: Morello cherry, raspberry, strawberry. A wine to enjoy with friends “par excellence” just sit back and relax. It makes a great partner to a wide variety of circumstances and dishes. It is perfect with a barbecue or ploughman’s etc.
Made using grapes from the youngest vines on the estate, this cuvées brings out all the freshness of red fruit. It is called Les Griottes because the bottom of the vineyard is lined with cherry, wild cherry and morello cherry (griotte) trees. This wine is particularly suited to enjoyable times with friends." - Domaine Chermette
"This Beaujolais cherrybomb is drawn from 20- to 40-year-old vines grown on dark, granite soils around the Chermette homestead in Saint-Vérand (southern Beaujolais). The winemaking here has remained unchanged for decades, with traditional whole-bunch, semi-carbonic ferment in concrete tanks and then maturation in tank and ancient oak casks still the order of the day.
As opposed to his age worthy Crus from Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, et al, Chermette's aim here is to produce something light-bodied and cherry-fruited with reach-for-another-glass charm. So exuberant you could be tasting out of barrel. There's a gentle spicy complexity from the whole bunches matched by waves of crushed raspberry and spiced cherry. supported by mouth-watering acidity and silky tannins. This prettily scented 2020 is ready to open and enjoy any time you are. From one of the region's great addresses, this is punchy and juicy red goes down dangerously easily. Get in." - Bibendum