Region: Saint Verand
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Fleshy Raspberries, Dried Flowers, Crunchy and Medium Bodied
Working closely with his father under the eponymous label, Pierre-Marie Chermette, join us as Jean Etienne branches out to produce his own terroir driven wines out of Southern-Beaujolais. Jean's family history dates back to the 17th century, he benefits from traditional know-how while leveraging modern winemaking techniques to make wines that outshine many of the supposedly nobler crus.
These vines take their roots on clay-limestone soil, very well suited to Pinot Noir, at Légny in the Pierres Dorées. The grapes are mostly vinified in whole bunches. This gives a fruity, crunchy wine with richness and structure. Brilliant ruby red color. Offering up notes of raspberries, cherries and dried flowers. On the palate it is medium-bodied, ample and succulent, with a fleshy core of fruit, melt in your mouth tannins and an open-knit, charming profile.