Didier Desvignes Chiroubles Nature Sans Soufre 2015 is a natural wine with no added sulfur. This producer believes that great wines are produced from healthy and mature grapes, and treats each parcel of vines according to its needs. Chiroubles is made from the Gamay grape (or Gamay Noir à jus blanc), which produce the lighter red wines of northern Beaujolais. We can't get enough of this wine. It is a fabulous vibrant magenta in colour, and has an almost mouth-watering aroma of strawberry sherbert bon bons, flowers and wild red fruits. It is light in body with good flavour, not too weak like some wines from this area. Slightly floral, with wild strawberries and red cherry which combined make for a deliciously aromatic and satisfying wine. This Chiroubles is great to drink slightly chilled on a hot day.
This Coteaux Du Giennois Pinot Noir Gamay blend 2015 from Domaine Chauveau is an extremely pleasant light and fruity wine. Just north east of the ever so popular Sancerre and Pouilly fumé appellations, lies the lesser known, but not to be ignored Coteaux Du Giennois. Awarded its 'appellation controlée' (AOC) in 1998, vines are planted in silica and limestone soils across vast and varied landscapes, with temperatures averaging near to its neighbouring Sancerre, developing lighter bodied wine. Red wines are of Pinot Noir and Gamay and have distinct cherry and berry fruity flavours. This Coteaux Du Giennois is a beautiful garnet in colour with aromas of dark berries from the outset. Structured in the mouth with lovely notes of cherry and light rounded tannins. Drink on its own, or great accompaniment with red meats and chicken
90% Pinot Noir, 10% gamay
AOC Coteaux du Giennois
Didier Desvignes Beaujolais Villages rosé 2014 follows on from the Morgan appellation area, giving this rosé subtle fruity and rounded flavours. This Beaujolais Villages rosé is a very pale salmon pink, is delicately light, with fresh subtle fruit flavours. I would say that this wine gives a Provence rosé a decent run for its money. Fabulous served with seafood and fish or just drink as an aperitif. The bottle alone, with its glass cork (handy as you don't need a corkscrew) is a good enough reason to buy this wine – a definite show stopper.
Didier Desvignes Fleurie Nature 2014 Didier Desvignes Fleurie Nature is manually harvested, with selective sorting in whole bunches. Fermentation takes place without sulphur for 6-7 days. It has a very fresh and exquisitely fruity aroma of wild red berries, and is a perfect red for summer. On the palate it is light, fresh and fruity, with light tannins, and is refreshingly divine if drank slightly chilled. Although don’t over chill so as not to distract from those lovely wild red fruits.