Wines of the Month
Domaine Chevalier-Métrat Côte de Brouilly Les Grillés 2020
If you’re a Beaujolais fan - which I unequivocally am - you’re going to love this wine.
As you can see from the vintage it’s very young and brimming with “really joyous” red berry fruit as the importer, Lea & Sandeman, aptly describes it.
According to L & S, the producers Sylvain et Marie-Noëlle Métrat “work their immaculate vineyards traditionally in this beautiful corner of Odénas just on the southern side of the Mont Brouilly. This family farm is on a small scale just 9 hectares now, but done with real passion and much hard work (You can read more about how they make their wines here)
I also really like the same domaine’s 2019 Brouilly Les Mines which at £14.95 is the same price. Both are extraordinarily reasonable for wines of this quality. And you can get them for £13.95 a bottle if you buy a mixed case of 12 so you might want to buy six of each.
They’d be great with all the things that Beaujolais pairs well with, charcuterie in particular. Check out the list below for more suggestions
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