Mon - Sat 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Available for pickup starting Thursday 11/17 at 12:01am
A masterful 5th generation grower, Pierre has maintained the strict traditions of his ancestors and of the region, with more tenacity than most. Despite fashions changing, Pierre has, for his entire life, adhered only to the classic methods handed down from his family. This means farming in as sustainable a manner as possible, only using indigenous yeasts for every wine, long fermentations and making whole-cluster (semi-carbonic) wines in the old foudres built by his great-grandfather. Pierre Chermette's yields are so low and the grapes so naturally ripe that he does not chaptalize. The wines are bottled with little or no filtration and the addition of no sulfur or very little depending on the cuvée.
8 hectares of Gamay in Saint Vérand. Guyot and Cordon de Royat pruning, old vines from 35 to 100 years old, south-western exposure on dark granite soil which gives substance to this cuvée.
Sustainable agriculture. Manual harvest at full ripeness.
Vinification: traditional for Beaujolais: half-carbonic maceration with two pump-overs per day, 5 days in concrete tanks, pneumatic pressing, no chaptalization neither yeasting, minimum of SO2.