Wine of the Day October 20, 2014

2013VissouxBeaujolais2013 Domaine du Vissoux, Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes, Cuvee Traditionnelle, France.
Pierre-Marie Chermette’s Vissoux old vine Beaujolais is a Gamay wonderland and one of the best non Crus I’ve ever tried, this is serious and beautiful wine that offers joyous fruit and intriguing complexities. The 2013 Pierre-Marie Domaine du Vissoux Cuvee Tradittionnelle Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes starts with a deep garnet/purple hue that shines brilliantly in the glass, with a opulent palate of fine detail and subtle density displaying black cherry, plum, blackberry, strawberry and sweet currant along with hints of pepper, minty/anise, walnut oil and salted/chalk stones. Made with organic grapes and low sulphur, Pierre-Marie Chermette is hand crafting his wines in the style of Lapierre, Foillard, Julien Sunier and others that have made Beaujolais a worthy companion to Burgundy and a fantastic world class region. This wine especially is a fabulous value, richly flavored, transparently spun and gloriously delicious, this is a Gamay of class and finessed charms, don’t miss this one if you are a fan of this varietal, drink from 2014 to 2019.
($20 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive