Jean Etienne Chermette Beaujolais Morgon 2020


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Region: Beaujolais
Grapes: Gamay
First Glance: Full, Decadent, Multi-layered, Finessed

The Wine:
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

It is the smallest terroir among the Morgon climates, which is located at the bottom of the Côte du Py and oriented towards the rising sun with a fairly early maturity. The wine combines finesse and well-integrated tannins. It opens with notes of raspberries, plums, dark chocolate and spices. It is full-bodied, deep and layered, supple and succulent, with excellent concentration, powdery tannins and lovely acid.

From 50 Year old vines on blue granite, the smallest of their appellations, hand harvested, traditional vinification of Beaujolais in whole bunch, semi carbonic maceration with two pump overs per day, with maceration from 9 to 11 days in concrete tanks. Elevage for 6 to 8 months in stainless steel tanks.