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A new wine from Nicolas Chemarin


I purchased my first bottle of 2011 Nicolas Chemarin, Les Vignes de Jeannot, Beaujolais-Villages based on the recommendation of Phil.  I have now gone through a few more bottles.  Nicolas Chemarin is a new name for me and one I recommend you look out for.  He is the fourth generation to farm his family’s property.  This land includes five hectares of vineyards spread in Marchampt, Regnie, and Morgon.  This particular wine is made from fruit sourced from the oldest vines that are 60+ years of age on steep slopes of granite over sandy loam.  The fruit is mostly de-stemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, then aged on the lees for six months.  Sulphur is only used at bottling.  The wine itself is attractive with dark, calm flavors.  It has good depth of flavor but remained dense, suggesting it should develop over the winter.   At $18 this is a wine whose evolution you should follow.  This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2011 Nicolas Chemarin, Les Vignes de Jeannot, Beaujolais-Villages – $18
Imported by Wine Traditions.  This wine is a blend of Gamay with Jus Blanc.  Alcohol 12.5%.  The slightly tart black fruit had a round edge with as well as ripeness.  The acidity was noticeable on the sides or the tongue.  There is not much in the way of tannins but the wine does have a wood note.  **(*) 2015-2018.

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