Saint-Amour À La Folie 2017
Saint-Amour – the most northerly of Beaujolais’ ten crus – is one of the region’s most exciting terroirs. Typically the others have quite homogenous soils, but Saint-Amour is a real hotchpotch, making it a treasure trove for those with an adventurous attitude.
À La Folie is a stunning red, and one that is inexplicably yet to have been picked up by the mainstream wine critics. Pour a glass of this Gamay and you’ll discover wild strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, Chinese five spice, wildflower meadows and sunshine on an English herb patch; it’s joyously soft and perfectly balances richness and power with finesse and peach aromas. It’s also so food friendly, it’s hard to imagine what it wouldn’t go with… ice cream maybe… but we probably wouldn’t rule that out either. Domaine Chardigny is our summer crush, and very much one to watch.
Wedged between Burgundy and Beaujolais, Domaine Chardigny is a family winery with a 200 year long history. A few years back it was taken over by Pierre-Maxime and Victor-Emmanuel – two hirsute and rosy-cheeked brothers who look almost unfeasibly happy and healthy. With a little help from their middle brother Jean-Baptiste, who works at Domaine Leflaive’s biodynamic vineyards in Mâcon, they have converted the family farm to organic viticulture and employ very little technology, preferring to respect the environment and the old ways.£2.6 per 100.00ml
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