Our local winemakers are starting to change some drinkers perception of Gamay. For sure the wine tends to be on the lighter side, but it can be great company with a wide variety of events and foods â€“ providing you donâ€™t invite nothing-but-Cabernet types. Gamay from the Cru regions of Beaujolais can often out-perform some Pinots from up the road in Burgundy â€“ which is the case here. Chiroubles is considered to be the most â€˜gulpableâ€™ of the Crus, and that might explain the speed at which my bottle disappeared. The experience is of delicious fruitiness, refreshing tartness, and frankness. No pretense, no added perfume, no nonsense â€“ just a damn good drink (lightly chilled). Cru Beaujolais and comfort food are my favourite Sunday night partners.
LOUIS TETE 15 Chiroubles â€˜Cuvee Melinardâ€™ Cru Beaujolais, France 526699 Vintages $17.95