Domaine Cheveau Saint-Amour Villa ViolettesDomaine Cheveau
From the northernmost Beaujolais Cru, where the wines tend to be lighter and fresher, this is deeply colored, full-flavored, and laced with explosive dark fruit.
This cuvee is an assemblage of five parcels (average 60 years old) that Domaine Cheveau recently acquired (2015) from their uncle. Like the “Champs Grillés”, the grapes are hand-harvested and sorted before being de-stemmed. After a cold maceration of three to four days and a two-week cuviason, the wine spends 8 months in stainless steel before bottling. The “Villa Violette” is comparable to the “Champs Grillés” with deep color and structure, explosive fresh fruit, and firm tannins; yet it does present a bit fresher and more youthful on the palate. Approximately 125 cases per annum are available for the US market.
Residual Sugar: <5g/L