2018 Domaine Chapel, ‘Charbonnières’, Fleurie, Beaujolais
David Chapel (son of legendary chef Alain Chapel) and Michele Smith-Chapel (my great friend from my Per Se days in New York) are making waves through Beaujolais. 'Charbonnières’ is a varietal old vine Gamay from Fleurie. 2018 was a stellar year, allowing legendary wine producer Yvon Metras to sell some of their Charbonniêres to Domaine Chapel. With the magic touch of the Chapels, this Fleurie is layered with dark red fruits, crystal clear spices, lots of earth and subtle notes of gaminess. All of this with a vibrant acidity that will match well with all your dinner treats.