A la découverte de l'AOC Chiroubles - Les Grappes

Discovering the AOC Chiroubles

After Brouilly and Côte-de-Brouilly, Laetitia Allemand takes us with her to discover the AOC Chiroubles. Recognised by the INAO as an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) since the decree of 11 September 1936, Chiroubles is produced in the Rhône department in the commune of Chiroubles, at an altitude of 250 to 450 metres.It is the highest cru of the Beaujolais. Immediate boarding, direction Beaujolais!

The village of Chiroubles

We are in the village of Chiroubles, in the heart of the appellation of the same name. The statue here is that of Victor Pulliat. He is a very important personage for the Beaujolais, since it is him who saved the vineyard from phylloxera.

The vineyards of the AOC Chiroubles, Beaujolais wine

You may not have noticed, but we are here in the highest vineyards of the Beaujolais. We can count on average 400 meters of altitude. The vines like it here, in this magnificent natural cirque, despite a cooler climate. They can enjoy their beautiful exposure longer than the other Beaujolais vines because the harvest here is later.

The wines of Chiroubles

On the strength of this exceptional 100% granitic terroir, Chiroubles is a very aromatic cru that stands out for its liveliness, roundness and finesse. The winegrowers here like to say that this is where the quintessence of Gamay is expressed, which is the only grape variety used in the red and rosé wines of the Beaujolais region, let's remember.

Tasting advice for AOC Chiroubles

With light tannins, the AOC Chiroubles is a very pleasant red wine to drink after work, for example with fine charcuterie or light starters such as verrines. I also recommend it on grilled fish.

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