Domaine Chamonard Fleurie 'Droit de Véto'
One of the original 'Gang of Four' that started the natural wine revolution in Beaujolais, Jean-Claude Chanudet aka Le Chat and the late Marcel Lapierre were close childhood friends; they used to spin a globe, pick a country and travel the world together, working their way wherever they went. Under Domaine Chamonard, Jean-Claude and his wife Geneviève have 5 hectares of vines in Morgon and half a hectare of 60 year old vines in Fleurie on the mythical slope of La Madone. The wines are vinified with stems through carbonic maceration and aged in a mix of foudres, fûts and stainless steel, whose proportions are adjusted every year according to the qualities of the fruit. They believe Gamay is not a grape suited to over extraction and make long-lived wines of great finesse, that are pale in colour with a wonderful texture and minerality.
Another stunningly delicate Gamay from the Chanudet's Fleurie holding grown in schist and granite. Effortlessly silky and fine with wild strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, smoke and mushroom aromas.