With its high elevation, it is logical that Chiroubles produces some of the coolest Beaujolais cru wines. This is fruity with a tang of acidity and a mineral texture that is enhanced by a crisp character. The wine has light tannins and a final juicy finish.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.