🇫🇷Pour ces messieurs qui ont du mal à se satisfaire de vin blanc, nous avons fini par sortir du rouge. Les bougres, même pas le temps de finir l’apéritif proprement! M’enfin, ce #saintamour 2016 du #domainedelacroixcarron produit par Daniel et Fabien Adoir sera le bienvenu pour combler tout le monde.
Côté dégustation, du classique : Une robe rubis grenat intense. Un nez sur les fruits noirs (myrtilles et mûres) qui laisse présager une bonne prestance. Et enfin une bouche gourmande qui rappèlera la trame aromatique portée par des tanins fins et chatoyants.
Un bon choix pour commencer la soirée sans fatiguer le palais. Merci @mr.beardhook pour ta contribution.
Ma note : 7/10 🇺🇸When mens start complaining about having too much white wines it is time to calm tensions down with a sweet and light Saint-Amour. A proper way to start a red lineup, smoothly...
A garnet ruby robe. A nose on blacks fruits (blue and blackberries) and a mouth voluminous and flexible supported by nice and melted tannins.
Thanks Medhi for playing the game !
My grade : 7/10
We started the 2017 “Bien Boire en Beaujolais” spring festival with a potluck at Jean-Louis Dutraive’s house. The festivities were well underway with a sea of partygoers and Jean-Louis’ jovial laugh made him easy to find. After a quick kiss to both cheeks, he said, “I have someone you need to meet.” We wound our way through the crowd before coming upon Victor Chardigny, a demure and unassuming young vigneron.
Jean-Louis motioned for Victor to pour us his 2016 St. Amour, "A la Folie," a single vineyard cuvée from this northernmost Beaujolais Cru. He poured us a dash and as I took one haphazard sip my attention was momentarily and longingly drawn to a Jeroboam of one of Jean-Louis’ rare wines, “La Part des Grives,” passing overhead like royalty through the crowd. I returned to what was in my glass and found a fresh and bright wine supple in red and black fruit aromas and a seductive mouthfeel; I immediately knew this was something significant. I hadn’t paid attention to my friends during those past few moments, but when we all locked eyes, I knew they had the same feeling. Wide-eyed and enthusiastic, I looked at Victor and could only muster up, “Wow. C’est bon.” Jean-Louis learned about the Chardignys through Victor's godmother, Magalie Terrier of Domaine des Deux Ânes in Corbières. After their first meeting together it was clear their respect for nature was mutual, and a partnership between Jean-Louis and Victor was born. He began to purchase fruit from the Chardigny’s “Clos du Chapitre” vineyard in 2017 and plans to continue buying as long as they will sell him grapes.
Our first vintage with the Chardignys was 2016 and arriving soon are their 2017 St. Amour lieux-dits, "A la Folie" and "Clos du Chapitre," and the 2016 Coteaux Bourguignons Rouge—the latter a new fruit source of Gamay for legendary Jura vigneron, Jean-François Ganevat.
Saint-Amour, one of Beaujolais' ten Cru villages, is sadly riddled by chemical farming. The Chardignys, a beacon of light in the appellation, remain strict in their commitment to organic and natural practices. Their wines are full of life and embody the cheerful, friendly spirit of this humble family. -Rachel @rachelkerswell