'Beaujolais All Day'
'Beaujolais All Day'
Chardonnay, Beaujolais, France | Beaujolais Blancs are not exactly a dime a dozen, but they’re such a cute little wine nerd niche. The Beaujolais region is located just south of fancypants Bourgogne, & white Beaujo— always made from 100% Chardonnay, just like in Bourgogne—drinks like Burgundy’s breezy younger sibling who takes a laissez-faire approach to all aspects of life (except for FUN, which they take extremely seriously.) Séléné winemaker Sylvère Trichard produces only a small amount of this highly coveted white, which is so freaking delicious that we do really want to hoard it all for ourselves, but won’t, because we love you. This is a savoury & textural Chard— all of Trichard’s wines are rooted in a distinctly punk rock spirit, but this Beaujolais Blanc’s innate rebelliousness is tempered by an intellectual, avant-garde backbone. Amply acidic, with an intriguing, savoury creamy note that reminds us of a hunk of sharp cheddar on a slice of cinnamony apple pie, which incidentally it would also pair very well with! Notes of beeswax, lemon curd & cool granite; this wine is effortless yet thought-provoking, like a casually-snapped candid photograph that turns out to be a work of genius.
Gamay, Beaujolais, France | After interning at Savoie’s famed Belluard and Beaujolais’s great Lapalu, ex-punk rocker Sylvère Trichard (infamous for sporting an iconic pair of overalls around the winery!) began his small winery with farmer and friend Elodie Bouvard in 2012. In Sylvère’s tiny hometown of Blacé, they organically farm 4 hectares of grapes and vegetables harkening back to the mixed agriculture of the past. In the classic Beaujo style, Sylvère’s uses carbonic maceration to ramp up the boisterousness of pure Gamay fruit; this is an energetic springtime red with the vicacity & power of a Ramones or Blondie banger. Skinny, scrappy & light on its feet, Cuvée de Printemps smacks of candied cherry & mincemeat (cozy stewed blackcurrant & baking spice) backed up by a whiff of fresh lil violets, a cutie bouquet for your sweetheart. Granitic mineral backbone, plush tannin & howling acidity, mad crushable & loves an indiscreet chill. Pairs weirdly perfectly with bougie mac & cheese, plastic glitter jewelry, vintage arcade games, & watching Clueless in bed.
Gamay, Blacé, Beaujolais, France | Like learning all the lyrics and dance moves to Mamma Mia, the musical – a raucous & heel-kicking good time. Winemakers Sylvère & Mathilde Trichard farm 7 hectares of organic vines and nonchalantly implement biodynamic practices for the good of us all. Working to increase biodiversity and overall health of their property, an orchard was planted in 2020, with sheep arriving in 2021, as well as the planting of trees between the rows of vines – to both aid in diversification. as well as provide much needed shade from the increasingly hot weather. Vines range from 20-80 years old & are planted on sandy-clay soils over granite veins that impart a tasty mineral vertebrae to this sturdy bubble. Fermented entirely in concrete, this pet-nat also undergoes semi-carbonic maceration, as is the Beaujolais tradition. Dragonfruit sorbetto, dusty rose, crunchy citrus, glittery & dense with a mighty, wild, strawberry harvest finish. Pair with falling leaves & end of summer parkette visits.
Gamay, Brouilly, Beaujolais, France | Sumptuous and immediate, this Gamay is the cat that got your tongue, and they’re not letting go anytime soon. Organic conversion of the property began in 1998, winemakers Sylvère & Mathilde Trichard continue to farm their now 7 hectares of vines organically, while also implementing biodynamic practices. With the heath of their land and vines in mind, the two planted an orchard in 2020, welcomed sheep onto the property in 2021, and have planted rows of trees between their vines – to both increase biodiversity, as well as provide shade from the increasingly hot temperatures. The combination of semi-carbonic maceration, with the sandy-clay soils over granite, gives us a deep and savoury mineral treat with something to say. Black fruits, pomegranate syrup, & a warm tingling that lasts for ages. Drink on Valentines day with the knowledge that you are everything you need and more.
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