Domaine des Marrans Vieillies Vignes Chiroubles 2014

The local weather in Melbourne seems to have taken on a decidedly far north Queensland guise over the last couple of days. ¬†Perfect though for a chilled Beaujolais, a style and region that I particularly enjoy. ¬†This Chiroubles was spotted in a local wine store, a tribute frankly to the depth of the offering availableContinue reading “Domaine des Marrans Vieillies Vignes Chiroubles 2014”

Dominique Piron Brouilly 2013

I visited Beaujolais last year and against the weight of popular opinion have long liked the wines of the region. ¬†My post is here. ¬†If the region ever returns to fashion – and it’s such a beautiful region too – all the better. ¬†This is a Brouilly (gamay) from Dominique Piron, and is quite aContinue reading “Dominique Piron Brouilly 2013”

Martine and Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Les Trois Roches Moulin à Vent 2013

This is a lovely balanced Moulin √† Vent (gamay) from Martine and Pierre-Marie Chermette. ¬†At just a little over $50, it is rather expensive for a Beaujolais region wine. ¬†The quality is however very good. ¬†Aromatics of raspberry and plums. ¬†The palate has mid range length and is fruity with some good texture and balance.Continue reading “Martine and Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Les Trois Roches Moulin √† Vent 2013”

Henry Fessy Ch√Ęteau des Labourons Fleurie 2011

This wine (gamay) does what the Beaujolais village of Fleurie does so well.  Medium bodied, elegant and refreshing, its aromatics remind of strawberry and cherries.  The palate is savoury and the finish balanced.  Perfect with food and summer. Rating: GoodAbv: 13%Price: $20sVendors and website: 2015