Viticulture: Organic + Biodynamic
Soils: Granite + Limestone
Vinification: De-stemmed and fermented in concrete
Aging: A few months in concrete
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Chasselay is 13 hectares and the oldest estate in Beaujolais. The family has been growing vines since 1464 in the small village of Châtillon D’Azergues, in the south of the region. They have been a pioneer of organic viticulture, and have been practicing since 2000 and with certification completed in 2006. Fabien Chasselay, spent much time training under Bruno Clavelier, where he got the idea of destemming all of his Gamay, unusual in the region but resulting in wines that are succulent, silky yet saline.