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Famille Chasselay Pétnat #20text

Famille Chasselay Pétnat #20 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. This is a natural, dry, organic, white pét-nat from 50-year-old Gamay vines from calcareous clays. It spent 50 days on lees and was not filtered. Pouring a pale peach hue, this dry pét-nat carries fragrant cherry and red currant on a soft, lightly fizzy palate, lit with crunchy tangerine — lovely completeness in this friendly wine.Tasted: 01 April 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Famille ChasselayDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Gamay Noir