Domaine Chasselay Cuvée de La Platierè Beaujolais AOC 2018

$42.50 inc. GST

Ruby-red. Displays highly perfumed aromas of ripe cherry and dark berries, along with smoke and vanilla nuances in the background. Plush and sweet, offering pliant blackberry and cherry liqueur flavors given spine by a jolt of tangy acidity. Smooth and spicy on the finish, which lingers with very good fruit-driven tenacity.

Description

Domaine Chasselay comprises 13 hectares of vineyards and is located in Châtillon d’Azergues, with focus on Côte de Brouilly and Brouilly. In recent years, the estate also makes wines with fruit that is sourced from further parcels of vines in Morgon, Fleurie, Chénas and Moulin à Vent. The Chasselay family have been vignerons here since 1464! Working alongside their parents, Jean-Gilles and Christiane, son and daughter Fabien and Claire continue the family tradition of striving for ultimate quality and authenticity in their wines alongside a commitment to respect the environment in all that they do.

 

Zero weeding and zero synthetic chemical products: that is how they nurture their vines and make their wines, all in full compliance with Ecocert specifications of Organic Agriculture (AB), since 2006. The estate maintains hedgerows and borders of wild flowers in their vineyards. It is the family’s way of promoting biodiversity, combating erosion and preserving wildlife. They also pay particular attention to the lunar calendar, the seasons and the weather forecast in order to work the land and the wines in respect of their biological rhythms. Mechanical or manual, plowing helps regulate natural grassing. Fabien encourages plants to grow (clover, chickweed, veronica, bluegrass, bindweed etc.) as they reduce the risk of disease and erosion.