Chasselay 2020 "Beaujolais Is Not Dead" Red Wine
Claire and Fabien Chasselay are devoted to having healthy soils to ensure the highest quality fruit for their wines, so they use no pesticides or chemicals in their vineyards and they encourage grass between the vines to inspire biodiversity. The resulting fruit is vibrating with life and this Beaujolais Is Not Dead is the most exuberant of the bunch. Pomegranate, pepper, cranberry and a tiny citrus rind on the nose and palate. The acidity is racing here, though there is plenty of focused and pure fruit. A wine that is brilliant with a little chill, can be served with things containing a little spice and with its little spritz on the finish it has an almost Lambrusco like character. Have fun!