Domaine de Cardon Beaujolais Chiroubles 2018

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The Taste

If any of the Beaujolais cru deserve to be called “feminine”, it is this Chiroubles made from the Gamay grape which thrives wonderfully on granite soils eroded by the passage of time. It is intense red in its colour, making impact on the palate and presenting as a rich and complete wine.
Thierry Bied, Winegrower

Full bottle 1,286 g.
The bunches are completely de-stemmed, macerated for 48 hours prior to fermentation before fermenting for seven to 10 days in vats, with continuous pumping over of the must. The wine is then aged in barriques for a minimum of seven to nine months.

Sam and Amy of Corky Winers describe this nose as dusty hazelnuts, and I can see why. I smell chestnut peels (a smell that is particularly familiar to me at the moment, having just got back from Slovenia where we were roasting chestnuts over the open fire) and spruce tips. Grainy, sinewy tannins, rosemary, dark elderberry fruit. Lots of energy in this Gamay that wants to be on the table more than on the wine bar. Peppery finish.
16/20 (Tamlyn Currin) Jancisrobinson.com

 

The Corky Verdict

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Amy- Dusty hazelnuts on the nose, very savoury yet fruity, delicious!

Sam- Deep purple, almost opaque in the glass. Initially there is a strong hazelnut/walnut aroma which does blow off after decanting for an hour and which evolves into ripe fresh Gamay fruit (blackberry, cherry and spice). Chewy, with medium tannin and fresh acidity, this is a really interesting and enjoyable Beaujolais.

The Facts

  • Red
  • Pairs with: Red MeatWhite MeatPasta
  • Year: 2018
  • Category: Medium bodied
  • Location: Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France
  • Percentage: 13% ABV
  • Fermentation: The bunches are completely de-stemmed, macerated for 48 hours prior to fermentation before fermenting for 7 to 10 days in vats, with continuous pumping over of the must. The wine is then aged in barriques for a minimum of 7 to 9 months.

The Producer

Domaine de Cardon is located 30 kilometers from Beaune, in Dracy le Fort, in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise.

The Cardon de Sandrans family has its origins in 12th century Spain, when its name was Cardona. In the 19th century, the Cardon de Sandrans family settled in the Lyon region and owned the Domaine de la Roche Cardon just outside Lyon, before settling in Dracy-Le-Fort in Burgundy. The estate was split in the middle of the 20th century.

In 2012, their descendant, Frédérique de Cardon de Sandrans, decided to revive the tradition and values ​​of the Cardon de Sandrans family by creating a wine estate. With the help of Thierry Bied, sharing the same ideals and the same love of wine, they founded Domaine de Cardon in 2013. Today, the estate’s vineyard covers 20 ha and includes 14.5 ha. currently exploited for wine production. The cultivated grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Aligoté, the only grape varieties authorized in Burgundy and Gamay in Beaujolais.

The estate produces the following appellations: Chiroubles, Beaujolais Village, Aligoté “Vieille Vignes”, Burgundy White “Les 4 Parcelles”, Burgundy Red “Margaux”, Burgundy Red “Les Gardes” Mercurey Village White “Roc Blanc”, Mercurey Village Red “Roche Cardon “, Mercurey Premier Cru” Croichots “and Crémant “Eminent “.

Having, since its creation, the desire to work and produce wines with respect for the environment and the consumer, the Estate has put in place all the processes allowing it to obtain the “Terra Vitis” certification since the 2020 harvest and ” HVE “from the 2021 harvest.

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