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Gilles Paris Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes 2020

Beaujolais Cru

Regular price $31.99

2020 Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes
Gilles Paris
Chiroubles, Beaujolais

$31.99 / $28.99 3+ (code: 6saves3)
• Practicing organic and biodynamic farming
• Classic granite soils
• Hand harvested
• From vines with an average age of 50 years
• Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention semi-carbonic fermentation
• 13% abv
• aged in old wood foudre

Our Tasting Note (10/2023)
Similar to earlier in the year (4/23 for the 2019), a touch more expressive, a little deeper (2020 showing itself?).  Very fun, delicious, and very French! Lifted and gorgeous primary aromas of red bing cherries, wild strawberries, and a mix of elegant spices from the whole cluster stems easily rises from the glass.  I could just sit and smell this wine all day! The palate was med/med+ body while the flavor intensity was medium+ and persistent.  Finishes long and fresh.  This delivers my favorite combo in the wines I love: a ton of flavor without a ton of weight.

About the producer Gilles Paris

Gilles Paris, who hails from Quincié-en-Beaujolais, is one of five brothers who all have some connection to grape growing. Gilles runs a 10-hectare domaine with his brother Jerome and was president of the Beaujolais Interprofession before Dominique Piron.

After Gilles married, he moved to Chiroubles where his (ex) wife Christine’s family had vines – he produced his first wines in 2005 – the domaine name was Christine and Gilles Paris – today the labels wear a more discreet C G Paris.

Gilles isn’t certified organic, but he has been using herbicide only for the steepest and most densely planted of his parcels of Chiroubles. These are long-macerated, unfiltered and often unsulfured wines – he didn’t start out making natural wines, but with friends such as Jean-Louis Dutraive he soon developed his natural empathy to this approach. And as you can see from the photo below, if it’s raining, Gilles only needs to pick up the phone and a whole group are happy to visit to help taste! (Left to right: Jean-Gilles Chasselay, Gilles and daughter Amandine, Jean-Louis Dutraive plus an itinerant Rhône vigneron!)

Gilles: “Some of my vines are organic, but it was a big problem to work this way on the slopes in Chiroubles, but I’m now trying a new micro-tractor – so let’s see how that goes. There is no added yeast in my wines and no sulfur is used in their production, but one or two grams are used for stability’s sake when it comes to bottling.

(from Burgundy-Report.com)

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