Church in Chiroubles, France
Chiroubles is a light, fragrant red wine coming from the village of Chiroubles, one of ten selected villages in the Beaujolais region of southeastern France. In fact, Chiroubles is the most fragrant of the Beaujolais wines. Flavors include cherry and strawberry. Suggested food pairings include Blanquette de Veau, a creamy Veal Stew with Onions, Carrots, and Mushrooms.
You'll probably pay about $12-15 for a bottle of Chiroubles. Georges DuBoeuf is a well-known producer. His offering at about $15 is relatively tannic for a Beaujolais and tastes of small red fruits and spices. For about the same price his Chiroubles Château de Javernand tastes of minerals and the underbrush. It is also tannic. If you can find one, why not try a bottle from the local cooperative Maison des Vignerons de Chiroubles such as Cuvée Vidame de Rocsain, even if you have to pay a few dollars more? It's a rich wine with cherries and raspberries and a tiny bit of bubble gum. (It's a Beaujolais.)