Exploring the 2022 Highlights of Domaine des Chopins Beaujolais Villages

By | 14 February 2024

Germaine Santallier is a youthful wine grower in Beaujolais. His work experience includes stints with Marie-Thérèze Chappaz in Switzerland, then Jean-Claude Lapalu in Beaujolais. A twist of fate caused by the death of his father pressured Germaine to takeover the family’s 7-hectare vineyard, he was just 19 at that time. His first-ever wine vintage was in 2021. The vineyards reside in the valley of Marchampt, reaching heights of up to 600 m, and this particular wine comes from a 1-hectare plot of bushvines thriving on blue volcanic soils at 450 m. The farming methods are organic yet uncertified, and the vinification process involves 100% whole bunch in concrete, with no added sulfites except for 10 ppm during bottling.

Domaine des Chopins Beaujolais Villages 2022 France

Alcohol content is 12.5%. This wine is known for its distinct purity and freshness, displaying layered strawberry and raspberry flavors with a touch of silkiness on the palate. It also manifests a hint of lushness, accompanying splendid definition. It’s simply lovely, boasting purity coupled with detail, with conditioned hints of pepper and cured meat, and a minor chalkiness on the texture. Its natural yet pure essence effortlessly stands out, it’s simply an impressive illustration of Gamay. The wine scores 94/100 and its UK retail price is £25, with Deja Bu wines being its agent.

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