Chiroubles: Infinitely gourmet!
Around 80 winemakers nurture its ruby robe and its aromas, where a floral bouquet is at the fore with violet, iris, lily of the valley and peony. Its flavours are those of the red fruit that the Gamay grape expresses so well. Chiroubles more-ish by nature, it slides easily down the throat. Tender, fruity and lip-smacking, the soils its vines grow in are remarkably homogenous, poor and shallow. Backing up on to the Monts du Beaujolais, this appellation is the highest up at between 250 and 450 metres above sea level. Because temperatures in Chiroubles are lower than in other areas of the Beaujolais region, the harvest here is later, around a week after the banns have been called for the Beaujolais vineyard.