Grape Variety: 100% Gamay
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13%
Ripe black raspberry and mulberry fruit is laced with ground anise and violet accents in this juicy, balanced red. A streak of smoke-tinged minerality pushes through on the finish.
Domaine du Vissoux is a family-run wine estate, located in the southern Beaujolais region of Burgundy. Maurice Chermette, first took ownership of the vineyard in the early 1950’s and at the time sold his wine predominately in bulk to some of Burgundy top brokers. Through great care and dedication Maurice was able to work his way up and be noted as one of the top wine producers in the area.
In 1982 Pierre-Marie Chermette (Maurice’s son) took over the family estate and decided to start producing wines under his owe label. From the very beginning Pierre-Marie Chermette has been committed to quality over quantity, and prides himself on being involved in every step of his estates winemaking process, sales and pushing the boundaries in Beaujolais.
In 1988 Pierre-Marie Chermette took up a challenge of launching non-chaptalised Beaujolais Nouveau vieilles vignes. This Beaujolais Nouveau has since become one of the estate’s leading wines.
In 1994 and 1996 Pierre-Marie added to Domain du Vissoux holdings by obtaining vineyards in Moulin a Vent (Fleurie) and made history by becoming one of the first vinegrower-winemakers to produce Cru Beaujolais. In 2002 vineyard were further bought in Moulin a Vent (La Rochelle) and finally in 2006 Brouilly (Pierreux).
To date the estate of Domain Vissoux is scene as a forerunner in the region and is a firm believer that “integrated agriculture” is the way to obtain optimum success levels in the vineyard and at the winery. All grapes are manually harvested and sorted once they reach there peak ripeness. Vinification is left to occur as naturally as possible, which is why no chemical produced yeast or chaptalisation are added or occur and minimum amounts of sulphur dioxide are used.
Combining tradition and modernity, Domain du Vissoux is fully committed to producing some of the high quality and authentic produced terroir white, rosé, sparkling and red wines from Beaujolais, and of course one cannot forget there famous crème de cassis made using there own black currants.
|Producer||Domaine du Vissoux|
|Style||Full Body, Dry|
|Grape Variety||100% Gamay|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Wine Spectator||88 points|