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Domaine Smith-Chapel, 'Chassignol', Moulin-a-Vent, Beaujolais, France, 2019

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If you are a FREAK for Beaujolais - this is a top selection for you!

Overview of the Wine
Michele Smith and David Chapel met in Beaujolais, whilst Michele was on holiday and David was working at Lapierre. After some time in New York, where, most recently, Michele was the Wine Director for Brooklyn Fare they moved back to Beaujolais to become vignerons. Their first vintage, 2016 Julienas Côte de Bessay, was vinified at Lapierre whilst they were still searching for their own cellars. In 2017 with their new family home and cellars in Régnié-Durette they started on the new vintage, introducing a Beaujolais Villages from fruit in nearby Lantignié from organically farmed vineyards.


Grape / Blend

Beaujolais, France

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The 2019 Moulin-a-Vent ‘Chassignol’ is the first Beaujolais under the Smith-Chapel label. Chosen as a single plot it sits at 400 meters above sea level on a steep, North-East facing slope. ‘Chassignol’ is designated as cru Moulin-a-Vent..  Extremely high density plantings, on a mix of pink granite and sandstone gives this wine a unique richness, and character unlike any of the Domaine Chapel Beaujolais.  Stem inclusion, old wood for neutral impact... ultra sexy, ultra cool.

95 Points - Ian Blackburn - Absolutely Spot On A Favorite Find (TINY Producer) 
Started at Lapierre .... and a new kid on the block.
Color 14/15 - ideal (color doesn't matter in Beaujolais but tells you about vinification)
Aroma 24.5/25 - mouth watering - stem salad (herbs and impact) 
Body 23.5/25 - will add weight over time, zesty and has just a kiss of that ultra alive mouth feel (probably a little carbonic with all the stem)
Overall - 33/35 - love the demeanor of this wine, nose is vocal, mouth if alive, and the balance is high... with great tension and dexterity.... this wine is an over achiever made for those that love Beaujolais - Like I do... 95 POINTS 

Product size: 750ml

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