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Famille Chasselay Je T’aime Mais J’ai Soif NV

Beaujolais, Burgundy, FranceThe Chasselay family can trace their lineage in the village of Chatillon d'Azergues, in southern Bojo’s Pierres Dorees, back to 1418. The region, the land of the golden stones, is named for the local ochre-hued limestone, traditionally quarried for buildings. Fabien Chasselay, his sister Claire, and their father Jean-Gilles have farmed their 15 acres in the Pierres Dorees organically since 2000, with the average vine age of 55 years. I Love You But I’m Thirsty is a Vin de France, blending a couple of vintages, and entirely carbonic. The grapes come from the lieu-dit of Rouvières, and 60+ year old vines in calcareous clay soils. It was aged briefly in stainless, and bottled the following spring. Young and fresh and fun, with crunchy plum, raspberry, wild strawberry flooding a juicy, mineral palate. There’s a crunchy, shining acidity, and fine, soft tannins, upping the smashable factor. Fun and delicious, especially with a light chillTasted: 21 April 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 25.95 consignment Producer: Famille ChasselayDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Gamay Noir