Chasselay

Claire Chasselay, together with her brother Fabien, runs the small family domain located in the Côte de Brouilly Appellation Contrôlée, one of the famous Crus du Beaujolais. Central here is an extinct volcano. The intense heat of the underground magma was so intense that layers of soil above it were "thickened" into deep blue-gray blocks of unprecedented weight. The Chasselay family owns vineyards in the north of the Appellation (in the Chardignon district) and in the far south near l’Heronde. Côte de Brouilly is one of the southernmost Crus in Beaujolais and is approximately 20 km north of Lyon. This makes it one of the very last appellations before the "Rhône" begins. It seems as if this region was "balanced" between the central massif on the west side and the Alps in the east.

The Beaujolais area has several types of substrate, each of which imparts its own maturity and style to the grapes. The gamay clone that Claire uses has small berries with a thick skin. Hence the striking dark color of her wines. Like Cornin, Claire also says that to make good wine, you have to know, see and understand 100% the character of the vineyard in question.

As football player Johan Cruijff would have said: "You only understand when you get it."

Chasselay
Beaujolais Nouveau 2020
Article code F50E003
€13,95
He's there! Beaujolais Nouveau 2020. What an amazing wine, full of fruit, character and strength. This fruity wine has a light acidity in combination with velvety tannins. In the fragrance it has aromas of berries, cherries and plums. In the mouth we feel
Chasselay
Beaujolais Nouveau 2020
He's there! Beaujolais Nouveau 2020. What an amazing wine, full of fruit, character and strength. This fruity wine has a light acidity in combination with velvety tannins. In the fragrance it has aromas of berries, cherries and plums. In the mouth we feel
€13,95
Chasselay
Beaujolais is not dead 2018
Article code F50E001
€16,95
Beaujolais Is Not Dead is a cuvée that Domaine Chasselay first made in 2016, a year of freshness and fruit. The goal was to make a wine similar to Domaine Chasselay: simple but delicious. A shining example of the style of the house, which is insanely outg
Chasselay
Beaujolais is not dead 2018
Beaujolais Is Not Dead is a cuvée that Domaine Chasselay first made in 2016, a year of freshness and fruit. The goal was to make a wine similar to Domaine Chasselay: simple but delicious. A shining example of the style of the house, which is insanely outg
€16,95