GRAPES: 100% Gamay.
The wines are rich and generous with lovely juicy fruit balanced with finely grained tannins and fresh acidity. A vibrant wine.
VINEYARDS: One of the 10 Crus of Beaujolais situated between Villefranche sur Saône and Mâcon. Louis Jadot source from specific parcels to make a blend at their Château des Jacques estate.
VINTAGE: 2015 began with a very cold winter and a mild drought in spring, which led to bud break at the start of April. The rest of the spring was hot and dry, allowing the vines to grow at a fast pace with flowering occurring in ideal conditions. The Summer was really hot until the start of August with the arrival of slightly cooler weather and, even more importantly, some rainfall which allowed the vines to finish their ripening in ideal conditions however yields were low due to the limited water available for the vines' roots.
WINEMAKING: Vinified in the traditional way for this region, semi-carbonic maceration (12-20 days) with pumping over in order to extract good colour, tannins and flavours.