2018 Chanudet Cuvée du Chat Beaujolais
For his work since 1990 at Domaine Chamonard, serial collaborator Jean-Claude Chanudet has been a revered figure in the Beaujolais natural wine scene. He has now turned his attention to restoring some of the region's once great vineyards back to their former glory with his revolving cast of winemaking peers.
Cuvee du Chat is a project in tandem with other Beaujolais wine personalities, the fun label belies the serious contents – this is made from two plots of very old vine Gamay, one in Morgon, one in Fleurie. Concentrated and juicy from the carbonic ferment, but dark fruited and spicy.