GRAPES: 100% Gamay.
Exquisite colour, deep cherry red. Releases powerful aromas, of lush red fruit and spices, both elegant and dense. The taste is abundant, tannins are well formed despite their youth, at once harmonious, delicate and impressive. A wine of the highest standard, with a full, fleshy fruit character.
VINEYARDS: Château des Jacques is located in the Beaujolais region of Moulin á Vent, between Fleurie and Chenas. Château des Jacques has a total of 28.78ha in Moulin á Vent. Each of the 6 'Clos' has its own distinct terrior. Moulin á Vent is now referred to as the King of Beaujolais, and considered to be the most Burgundian Cru of Beaujolais. Clos du Grand Carquelin south-exposed vineyard is dominated by granitic sands that are deeper and a little bit heavier, with more clay present than its neighbours.
VINTAGE: It was a vintage born of a troubled growing season characterised by contrasting and unusual weather patterns. Winegrowers always have to keep a close eye on their vines, poised to treat when necessary; in 2012 they had to be guardian angels, ready at every moment to fight the fungal diseases, and defeat them… and save the crop
WINEMAKING: The wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over, and then aged in oak barrels for 12 months. One part of the grapes are de-stemmed.