Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes is bright and pure ; the nose opens on floral notes with delicate red berries. The palate reflects the initial scents and flavours and is underlined by racy tension and precision; the tannins are soft and add elegance to the finish.
KARIM VIONNET, VILLIÉ-MORGON
Organic Principles, Natural
After working with ‘gang of four’ member Guy Breton, Karim Vionnet started his own production in 2000. He was very much influenced (and supervised) by 1980’s natural wine heroes: Breton, Lapierre, Foillard and Thevenet. Karim farms his parcels without chemicals and makes his wines without additives, he says he makes wines that look like him: ‘Natural and unpretentious’
Karim’s parcels are located in the villages of Quincié, Beaujeu and Lantignié, on very varied types of soil, ranging from marls, schists, granite and sand.
Since 2020, his daughter Noemie has joined the estate, and proud dad Karim hasn’t stopped smiling since.