Chateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Cuvée les Chalandières is a beautiful red wine gem from a fine producer with a 12th century chateau located on a hill between Fleurie and Morgon. What's especially interesting about this new wine gem is its innovative packaging. It comes in an adorable wooden Wineberry Box made of Bordelais oak and it holds 3 liters of wine-the equivalent of 4 standard 750ml bottles. Perfect for parties and summer picnics because it's so lightweight and durable-and amazingly compact! It's also a great everyday house wine, and you don't need to worry about 3 liters of wine going bad. Once the tap is opened the wine will last for six weeks in its airtight bag inside the box! What's not to like? Just remember that all boxed wines are meant to be consumed within 12 months, so drink up!
Chateau du Chatelard Beaujolais is 100% Gamay from granite soil with vines up to 59 years old. Garnet in color with purple hues, this light/medium-bodied red offers an intense nose of red fruits with hints of licorice and pepper. On the palate the wine is supple, with a pleasant roundness full of fruit. The finish is soft and long. This red is a great accompaniment to a wide array of dishes like barbecue, pizza, hearty fish dishes and a variety of hard and soft cheeses.
Note three 3L boxes constitute a "case" for case discount pricing.
Opening instructions: Place the Wineberry Box upside down and slide open the bottom wood panel. Remove tape covering hole in front panel and push spigot through the hole with tap facing toward bottom of box. Slide bottom panel closed and turn box upright. When ready to open, simply remove plastic seal from spigot. Place wine glass under spigot and lift up on two side buttons of tap to dispense wine. Swirl and enjoy!
Recycling suggestion: Wineberry boxes are a nearly perfect fireplace fire starter! Just stuff 2-3 pages of wadded newspaper into a box with the bottom panel removed, stack it on its side on the andirons and light through the hole with a match. It sustains a beautiful fire for 10 minutes or more as you add logs on top!