Blessed by The Natural World
Chiroubles is a French red wine appellation that produced red wines in the Rhône department. The AOC Chiroubles is part of the Beaujolais wine region. The vineyard of 3.50 square kilometers finds its balance between a high altitude (400m) and an excellent exposure, which warms the Gamay’s qualitative breeding grounds. This is the highest crus in the Beaujolais wine region of eastern France and situated to the west of Fleurie, in the northern part of the Beaujolais vineyard, 11 km from Beaujeu, 13 km from Belleville, and 14 km from the A6 (towards Lyon).
The granitic soils behave ideally in the face of the different climatic influences that cross the vineyard (oceanic, Mediterranean, and continental). It has a light, sandy soils over pink granite. The climate of this appellation is oceanic with the Mediterranean and continental tendency. The Chiroubles AOC is recognized since the decree of 11 September 1936.
Unravel the Taste of Gifted Nature
The winemaking method of the Beaujolais explains a lot the very particular type of wine that is produced there. It is called carbonic maceration. 1,750,000 liters of wines of this appellation are produced annually.
These wines are feminine because they have a light tannic structure and dominant floral fragrances, such as rose. The grape used also brings fruity notes, which vary according to the terroirs.
A part of the important features of Chiroubles appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Shallow granitic sands.
- Taste: light tannic.
- Wine color: Red wine.
- Aromas: flowers such as rose.
- Aging potential: 2 – 10 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C