2020 Pierre-Marie Chermette Saint-Amour Les Champs-Grilles

Beaujolais, France

Old vine, single vineyard, organic Cru Beaujolais that drinks fleshily, succulently, superbly...


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About The Wine

A new release from Pierre-Marie Chermette - a distinctly aromatic and supple Beaujolais from a small patch of granite called Les Champs-Grilles in the northern Cru of Saint-Amour.A red fruit aromatic explosion, measured by some lovely herbs and fresh spices. The granite bedrock lends some fine tannins and a noble but gentle structure. You could say it has the aromatics of Fleurie and the power of Moulin a Vent.

We say it's youthful but yummy, a playful Beaujolais with a slightly serious outlook.

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.

Pierre-Marie Chermette in the vineyard
Pierre-Marie Chermette in the vineyard
Beaujolais, France
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From the Producer

The Saint Amour is the most northern of the Beaujolais, located in the village of Saint-Amour 12km South of Mâcon. From the top of its 300 meters of altitude, it dominates the valley of the Saône and the Bresse. The terroir of Les Champs-Grillés, with an area of 3 hectares, is rare and precious since it represents only 1% of the AOC Saint Amour. It was created in 1964. Very flowery on the nose. A balanced wine with a beautiful body and complex aromas of red fruits. It is the wine of the lovers’ day, Valentine’s Day...

A pure and sound wine that is well balanced in both perfume and tannin. The granitic soil with shales gives it a beautiful body with silky tannins. The fruit reveals itself with abundant notes of red fruits including cherry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750

The vineyards of Domaine Chermette
The vineyards of Domaine Chermette
Beaujolais, France
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"The 2020 Saint-Amour Les Champs-Grillés opens in the glass with aromas of cherries, strawberries and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, round and charming, with melting tannins and lively acids, it's a supple, succulent red that will offer a broad drinking window." - William Kelley (Wine Advocate)

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Nice French gem

    Very smooth and easy to drink. The not good is always out of stocks

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