2018 Beaujolais, Les Grands Eparcieux
Beaujolais Les Grands Eparcieux has a vivid violet colour and intense nose of red fruit that is immediately discovered on the palate. Its tannins are structured in a way that makes this wine complete with a sense of total harmony. It is strong and persistent with a beautiful finish. This Beaujolais will easily last a few years but can also be enjoyed now.
25 km north west of Lyon, for more than six centuries, has been the home of Domaine Chasselay. Claire and Fabien Chasselay, the latest generation to own and run the vineyard, joined in 2007. They have proudly carried forward the wine making ethos of this vineyard of zero pesticides and zero chemicals. In the main the wines are made without sulfites. Only the wines that are made to age get the smallest amount to keep them stable during the ageing process. The lunar calendar, the seasons and weather patterns are observed all year round. Bio-diversity in and around the vineyard together with flowers and hedges, are used to keep a perfect balance and to protect the vines from neighbouring lands that use pesticides. The wines from Domaine Chasseley have a taste of passion, which is no surprise given the amazingly hard work of both Claire and Fabien.