2019 Domaine De Selene Beaujolais Villages
From the commune of Blacé in Beaujolais, Domaine De Selene is headed up by Sylvere Trichard. Sylvere, who honed his understanding of gentle winemaking with Domaine Belluard in Savoie and Domaine Lapalu of Brouilly, took over the family’s four hectares from his uncle in 2012. There are now 6.5 hectares under vine, all farmed organically.
As is tradition in Beaujolais, a lot of wine goes into concrete vats. Sylvere also experiments with fermenting in foudre. Wines are made with no filtration, no fining and (almost) no sulphur.
These wines are immediately satisfying out of the bottle, glittery and dense with fruit.
- Highhopes Wine co
Where: Beaujolais, France
How: All the Selene wines deserve a chill and to be drank in a fashion that would offend wine snobs. Straight from the bottle.