This is a prestigious Beaujolais Château that is fortunate enough to have some prime, well-exposed granite based vineyards in three Crus: Fleurie, Morgon, and Chiroubles. The traditional Beaujolais fermentation method is employed which, in addition to vinification of whole uncrushed bunches of grapes, also allows the wine some skin contact helping extraction of colour, tannin and flavour. This process is carried out in cement cuvees followed by maturation in large old oak foudres. These practices, together with the Château’s remarkably old vines, result in full-flavoured structured but fine wine that, thanks to a not too heavy-handed approach to winemaking, allow the individual characteristics of the different crus to prevail.
This is a great package to see the difference between :
- Fleurie produces Beaujolais, of all the ten Crus, that is perhaps the most perfumed and floral.
- Morgon’s wines are generally seen as the densest and most powerful of all the ten Crus in Beaujolais.
- Chiroubles has a great expression of the gamay, with a good lively character, a supple texture and floral aromas