March 17, 2011

$17 Well Spent: 2009 Pierre Chermette Beaujolais Cuvee Traditionelle

"Winemaking From the Heart and Soul of the Grape"

So reads the back label on the bottle of 2009 Domaine du Vissoux Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais Viellies Vignes Cuvee Traditionelle that I opened the other night as I continued to roll on 2009 Beaujolais. Like many of the 2009s, this is already providing a bit of pleasure, but it will also continue to evolve for many years. Pierre Chermette believes in making wine as naturally as possible, you can read about his philosophy in the link above from the importer. The result is wine that feels pure and unadulterated.

The wine has really heady aromas of fresh herbs, ash, licorice, and stony soil. Fruit pops with sweet cherry and cool fresh berry. The wine is still rather tannic and seems poised for several years of success down the road. I certainly recommend picking up a couple. Drink one now and forget the rest for a bit. Readily available at Tower on Piedmont for $16.99. A steal of a deal for what's in the bottle.


  1. noted. $17 Boo is usually good to go!

  2. Cool, just cool. Want to try it. And price is good

  3. You know, the term cuvée is used with several different meanings, more or less based on the concept of a tank of wine put to some purpose