(2014) Made in stainless steel in very limited quantities this is 100% Gamay and is a pale peachy/salmon coloured rose. There's immediate minerality and stony refinement, though it is not without a subtle red berry and peach fruitiness. On the palate it has lovely clarity and delicacy. There's a tang of orange to the flavour, small redcurrant notes, and plenty of acidity. Despite only having 12% alcohol by volume it somehow feels quite powerful, with that bracing acid backbone and touch of textural richness.
(2014) The most elevated Cru of Beaujolais is Chiroubles. This comes from a 60-year-old vineyard at 400 metres elevation and is made in stainless steel. The colour is a really saturated crimson, with tight and mineral and green-flecked aromas of racy and sappy red berries. This is peppery, spicy and intriguing. In the mouth lovely energy and tension, with that gravel and mineral edge nudging the fruit into second place, and a long, spice-infused finish.
(2014) No oak for this cuvée, of which only around 3,000 bottles are made. It has a moderate ruby colour and beautiful and clear nose, small red berries singing from the glass with redcurrant and cherry, a delicate sappiness and hint of briar wood. On the palate that sappy, acid control gives this linearity and an elegantly serious streak, but there is flesh and there is plenty of that red berry fruit touched by pepper and spice. The sweetness of the fruit persists into a long, well-balanced finish.