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This is almost certainly the best example of Griottes we have shipped which speaks volumes of the quality of the 2011 harvest. Les Griottes means "small cherries"; exactly the kind of fruit character that you will find in spades in this juicy wine. Produced from 15-35 year old vines grown on dark granite soil in Saint Vérand area (of Southern Beaujolais), here we have yet another convivial, lip-smacking, ultra pure stunner from this benchmark grower that La Revue du Vin de France recently described as "...a reference for 30 years." On the palate you find the juicy texture, supple fruit and crunchy, bright acidity that we have come to love in the Chermette's entry level bottling. Flavours of mixed, fresh berries, red cherries, and bay leaf hints abound in this supremely elegant and refreshing wine. Simply, a deliciously fleshy, jubey, fresh & light red that can't help to evoke Eric Asimov's quote in the New York Times a few years ago; "Few wines can induce joy the way Beaujolais does...".
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