AOC Fleurie Beaujolais Cru Chasselay
A fresh and fruity red which exhibits aromas of iris flowers, violets and with notes of red berries and blackcurrants. A fantastic amount of flavour and character, vive le gamay!
'This family-run domaine dates back to 1462 and the experience is clearly displayed in the vivid expression of the thin-skinned Gamay grape: freshly picked sour cherries, blackberries, blueberries and violets. Naturally high in acidity, with light tannins and only 12% alcohol, this red matches a host of different meats, cheeses and even grilled fish.' Nuria Stylianou - Evening Standard January 2017 (2014 vintage)
'Many of the red wines of Beaujolais have the vivid, finger-staining colour and the mix of sweetness and tartness that you'd find in a bucket of just-picked blackberries. I'm thinking of wines like... the perfumed and vivid, natural-feeling Domaine Chasselay Fleurie, Beaujolais 2014' David Williams, The Guardian, September 2015
'I was very impressed by the wines from this family, who can trace their roots in the region back to 1464. Today, Claire and Fabien Chasselay run the 11.5-hectare domaine of owned and rented vineyards, joining their parents in 2008. They make extremely fine wines brimming over with finesse and detail, their prudent approach in the winery allowing their old vine material to shine. The vines here are treated organically (certified in 2006), and having trained in Burgundy, Fabien de-stems part of his crop depending to the vintage.' Neal Martin in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
The Chasselay family have been working the vineyards of southern Beaujolais for nearly six centuries! There's definitely a new buzz around Beaujolais since the great 2009 and 2010 vintages, helped along by a new generation of winemakers, often taking over from their fathers, as is the case here with Fabien Chasselay.