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Pierre-Marie Chermette Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais Primeur 2016

Recommendation: OUTSTANDING Primeur Beaujolais.

Winery/Producer: Pierre-Marie Chermette; Domaine du Vissoux; Saint-Vérand, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Beaujolais, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $14.40 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Mixed cheeses.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, sparkling ruby red color with a light ruby rim. Rich cherry and red berry aromas with lots of earthy overtones and hints of spring flowers. The bouquet was especially noteworthy because it carried through to the last sniff of the last pour. Concentrated dry fruit flavors matched with zippy acidity. Medium body, but so overflowing with fruit flavors that it’s truly meaty and mouth filling and ended with just a tiny touch of spice. With the cheese it was simply delicious. I would describe it as OUTSTANDING Primeur Beaujolais and a wine I would like to buy case. We have been waiting all summer for the Primeur Beaujolais and I would say this one was even better than last year. (See our review of the Pierre Chermette Primeur Beaujolais 2015

    She said: Opaque, light ruby red color, fat irregularly spaced slowly moving legs. When November arrives what is better than Primeur Beaujolais? Not much and we enjoyed our first bottle of the season with an assortment of cheeses leftover from a Chardonnay tasting. Had I known how good this cheese would be with the Primeur Beaujolais I would have made different plans. The wine was super from the very first sniff and featured ripe red fruit. The juicy flavors blossomed in the mouth, but ended in a fairly short finish. The body was medium and the acidity high enough to complement the cheese. Very smooth and dry with light tannins. This wine was a bargain at $14.40. Ray told me he would buy a case of this if we didn’t have to write reviews for the wine blog…isn’t that a downer? Ray, what’s wrong with this picture???

Harvesting Gamay grapes in the Domaine du Vissoux vineyard

Comments: Learn more about the Domaine du Vissoux and their wines.

Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: 7 91930 00217 1

Imported by: Weygandt-Metzler; Unionville, Pennsylvania.

Photo from Domaine du Vissoux.