About The Wine
Les Griottes is Pierre-Marie Chermette's young vine expression of Gamay, with certified organic fruit coming from vines between 20 - 40 years old.
It's produced in a traditional way, with semi-carbonic maceration, however it spends less time on skins than the other cuvees from this producer to preserve freshness and early drinkability.
It brims with life and energy, and smells like a fresh summer pudding.
About Domaines Chermette
Pierre-Marie Chermette took over his family vineyards in 1982, and from the from the very beginning he had a vision to produce a more serious, quasi-Burgundian example of Gamay from his homeland.
When bubble-gummy, frivolous Beaujolais was all the rage, Pierre-Marie was making serious wines for the best restaurants in Paris, and was an early convert to organic viticulture (now certified).
The family estate is based in Saint-Vérand, in the south of Beaujolais where P-M makes wines with family members Martine and Jean-Etienne. They make white, rose and red Beaujolais rosé, from crus such as Brouilly, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, Saint-Amour, and also Cremants de Bourgogne as well as hand crafted fruit liqueurs.