2017 Karim Vionnet Chenas, Beaujolais, France
Grapes - Gamay
Region - Beaujolais, France
Winemaking - Karim is responsible for the organic farming and vinification of 5 hectares of plots around Beaujolais, most of which comprise 40- to 60-year-old vines. To ensure that his wines can be safely made with a minimum of added sulphur (1g per hl.), Karim keeps his tanks airtight during fermentation and maturation, only releasing the carbon dioxide moments before bottling. He feels that this, coupled with careful natural temperature control, preserves the fruit and purity of his Gamay grape
What it tastes Like - Bright red fruit, soft, grippy tannins, this is a grown ups Beaujolais.