Chantecler is the colloquial name for the Gallic Rooster. Claire Chanté Beaujolais-Villages is a subtle homage to this illustrious cockerel’s resurgence during the French Revolution as a paragon of liberty, independence, and national symbol of France.
This is a powerful expression of the Gamay grape, sourced from the finest vineyards across the appellation. Notes of rich red fruit combine with a long, satisfying finish to make this wine an excellent pairing with poultry and cheeses of all types.
Millions of years ago, a north-south rift formed in the earth’s crust giving rise to the highland that today forms the Beaujolais-Villages appellation area. Here, the complex soils made up of granitic, magmatic and metamorphic rock allow the Gamay Noir grape to express its personality brilliantly. Thirty-eight picturesque villages surround the hillside vineyards in the Monts du Beaujolais at 1,200 feet, and give this AOC its name.
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