2007 Domaine Cheveau Saint Amour "En Rontey" (Previously $22)

SKU #1046759

The Domaine Michel Cheveau was created in the 1950s by André Cheveau and is now operated by his son, Michel, and his grandson, Nicolas. The family home and the cellars are situated in the heart of the village of Pouilly. A total of thirteen hectares of vineyards are owned and cultivated by the Cheveau family with the holdings spread out over a variety of villages and climats. The vineyards are worked without fertilizers and the harvest is done manually. This is classic Cru Beaujolais, and just the things for grilled sausages.

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By: Mahon McGrath |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/3/2009  | Send Email
Clear, translucent, dark ruby color. Raspberry, sweet cherry, cracked black pepper nose. Sleek, velvety texture in the mouth with pellucid fruit flavors, this is about as finessed as you’d expect from a bottle of wine coming a Cru called Saint Amour to be, and it makes for some terrific vinous immediate gratification. This is one that is going to play well with quite a few foods and won’t hog the limelight. Dig it!

 By: Sonny G |  Review Date: 11/4/2010 
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Clear, bright, black cherry colored core with ruby red edge variation...nose has a ton of cherry, I also get a note of something warm and synthetic that reminds me of the inside of a woman's makeup bag (as silly as that sounds), I believe I also detect maceration carbonique...

Palate is extremely smooth and silky...cherry from the nose is confirmed in a major way. I also get raspberry, and perhaps some blueberry aswell...extremely soft tannins are present, but just barely...

The finish is fruity, with a floral note, and a certain stemmy green quality that reminds me of rose leaves, I also get a very nice high note of pommerosa...

This is an excellent "easy drinking" wine that was fantastic by its self, but I would imagine would pair well with a wide range of foods...

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Varietal:

Gamay

- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Beaujolais

- Region in east central France, often considered a part of Burgundy, but really quite distinct. The principal grape grown here is Gamay Noir. Familiar to many as the source of the Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the vintage, Beaujolais is often fresh, fruity and very appealing red wine. Besides the straight Beaujolais, there is also Beaujolais Villages, and what is known as Cru Beaujolais. The 10 individual Crus, such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, St. Amour and Chénas, each have their own character, and much more depth than someone who has only tried a simple Beaujolais could ever guess. These often represent value-priced, lovely, food-friendly wines.