Domaine du Vissoux is currently managed by Pierre-Marie and Martine Chermette. Situated in Beaujolais, in Saint Vérand-Le-Vissoux, the production consists of a wide range of wines such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, and Beaujolais. Vinification is carried out in a magnificent vaulted cellar with large oak casks that were made by Pierre-Marie Chermette's great grandfather. Every effort has been made to preserve the cellar's character. Pierre Marie Chermette has never left his native region; born in Vissoux, he obtained his DNO (State Oenology Diploma) in 1980 from the University of Lyon and took over his parents' property at the age of 22. As passionate about wine as he is about his region, he devotes himself full-time to managing the Domaine. As for Martine, after completing her studies in Business, she joined the team in 1990 and quickly developed the domain's export sales. The Chermettes have found success through combining traditional and modern approaches. They have firmly established themselves amongst Beaujolais' most reputable producers.
About the cuvée
Located in the high terroirs of Fleurie, this sloping plot is meticulously cared for. This is a full-bodied wine that combines finesse and elegance with concentration and depth. Harvest is carried out by hand at optimal ripeness and sustainable farming principles have been adopted with a view to preserving the richness of the terroir. Fermentation takes place for ten days in stainless steel or concrete vats and the wines are then aged for six months in old oak casks. On tasting this wine reveals intense fruit and is characterised by pronounced floral (roses, violets, irises) and spicy (nutmeg) notes.
The best vintages for Fleurie Poncié Domaine du Vissoux - P-M. Chermette :
2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1999
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