Domaine Chasselay Je t'aime Mais J'ai Soif


Domaine Chasselay extends over 13 hectares in Châtillon d’Azergues, Côte de Brouilly, and Brouilly. Fabien Chasselay, his sister Claire, and their father, Jean-Gilles, are pioneers of organic viticulture; they have been practicing since 2000 and were certified in 2006. Fabien Chasselay trained under Bruno Clavelier in Vosne-Romanée. Here, he adopted the idea of destemming his Gamay instead of the more traditional 100% whole cluster technique. The resulting wines are definitely Burgundian — delicious and silky, yet saline.

Biodiversity is vital in the vineyards. The estate’s natural philosophy includes cover crops between the vineyard rows, following the lunar calendar, indigenous yeasts, and no sulfur during fermentation (only at bottling). All wines ferment in concrete tanks and only the Crus age in older demi-muids and barrels.

The wines have a stunning stylistic range, from the playful “Beaujolais is Not Dead” and “Je T’aime Mais J’ai Soif” to the more serious Crus, the wines are always gourmand in style, with darker fruit notes and concentration. Put plainly, these wines are simply stunning.

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