Nicole Chanrion inherited her family’s estate at a time when few believed that women could make great wine. Yet, she persisted in making one of the best, most traditional Côte de Brouilly’s according to natural methods of winemaking. Her gloriously grapey Brouilly remains a killer value. Stock up and enjoy!
Of all producers solidly footed in the 'new school' Beaujolais movement, none is more pedigreed than Domaine Chapel. Son of the famed Alain Chapel of gastronomic and Michelin-starred fame, David spent time with Mathieu Lapierre learning to make Beaujolais the old-school (read: natural) way. 2018 brings us two brand new wines from this burgeoning estate, all sourced from organically-farmed parcels of old vines situated on impossibly steep hillsides. This is hand-produced, painfully pure Gamay at its best. It's every bit as lovely as Lapierre's Morgon and every other top-tier Beaujolais we proudly stock. It's also extremely limited, so get it while you can!
A still “blanc de noirs” style white wine from icon of Brouilly, Nicole Chanrion? Yes please! Made entirely from Gamay, using direct press, this white wine has no—or very few—peers in Beaujolais. A full nose of stones, pears, citrus, and salt, this wine is the perfect pairing for seafood-based dishes.
Food friendly, versatile and perfect with a slight chill. They're BBQ All-Stars.