2019 Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais Origine Vieilles Vignes

Old vine Beaujolais from one of the original organic producers in the region. Vibrantly wonderful.

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An unfined, organic, low yield, low sulphur Gamay - everything that Beaujolais was not when Pierre-Marie Chermette launched this wine in the mind 1980s at the behest of a famous Parisien chef.

Fresh and bouncy with intense red and black cherry fruit flavours, aged in large oak casks and with little other winemaking impediments.

The original ,'Origine', lo-fi Beaujolais.

This cuvée was created in 1986 under impetus from our friend Jean Brouilly, who used to be a ‘starred’ master chef in Tarare and who wanted a very natural Easter cuvée. This was at a time when the fashion was for Nouveaus with banana flavours. We decided to make a cuvée to buck the trend: the spring Beaujolais, as close as possible to its parent grape, non-chaptalised, without yeasts and vinified using the traditional method, hence its name back then - Cuvée Traditionnelle.

It has been much emulated since then! It is this cuvée that introduced the winemaking style of the estate and this is the reason why Jean-Etienne Chermette renamed it Origine in 2018.

91 Points - "Bursting with aromas of cherries, blackberries and peonies, the 2019 Beaujolais Origine Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a sweet core of ripe but crunchy fruit and powdery structuring tannins. Gourmand and charming, this has turned out very well." - William Kelley (RobertParker.com)

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