Domaine Chermette is a family-run wine estate. The estate is in the Pierres Dorées golden stone area, in Southern Beaujolais. Pierre-Marie, Martine and Jean-Etienne Chermette make red, rose and white Beaujolais. Most of their Beaujolais wines are produced from old vines, including Beaujolais primeur. The estate also produces festive products, like a Cremant de Bourgogne and a Cremant Brut Rose. They are perfect with the vine peach and ginger liqueur or with the Blackcurrant cream to get a kir royal.
In the north of the Beaujolais area, Pierre-Marie and Jean-Etienne Chermette produce Brouilly, Fleurie Poncié, Fleurie les Garants and Moulin à Vent, and our last born, Saint-Amour.
Both in tending the vines and in vinification, Pierre-Marie and Jean-Etienne intervene as little as possible and develops the following methods : integrated agriculture, manual harvests, successive sorting of the grapes, no use of chemically produced yeasts to retain the natural yeasts. They make wine using semi-carbonic vinification. This is the traditional Beaujolais vinification method.
« We then obten a perfectly ripe and healthy grape so we can make really natural wine. We use this method because it is perfectly adapted to the Gamay grape and our terroir. »