Classified as Beaujolais-Villages, La Cuvée du Chat drinks more like a Morgon. This is an unfiltered, unchaptalized, unfined, unsulphured wine that is a pure expression of Gamay fruit. Behind its deep red-purple colour, this wine presents inviting and complex aromas of cherry-like fruit with earthy notes. The palate is fresh and juicy, with red cherry fruit enhanced by a great acidity.
The beautiful Gamay comes from the ganitic soils of a tiny 2.5 hectare parcel. The grapes from these 80 year old vines are handpicked in October, after which carbonic maceration with natural yeasts occurs in an enamel tank with some pumping over to stimulate activity. The wine is then moved to foudres to rest on lees before finally being bottled with minimal SO2.