Grape Variety :
Site: at the northenmost limit of the Beaujolais appellation; one of the most reputed Crus of Beaujolais.
History & tradition: a charming tradition makes it the perfect wine for Valentine's Day!
Soil: pink granite on a steep slope.
Density: 9 000 vines/ha, to check the strength of the varietal.
Pruning: Gobelet method (Goblet pruning), very short, to control yield.
Harvesting: by hand.
Method: traditional for Beaujolais; semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes.
Maceration: 4 to 10 days.
Ageing: stainless steel vat.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
"Easily recognizable for its beautiful purple colour and typical aromas of violet and musk. Ample and round on the palate. Long aftertaste, with intense fruit".
2020 is a very attractive vintage which offers wines with deep and intense colours. Both the nose and mouth develop aromas reminiscent of black fruits such as blackberry, cherry, deliciously mingling with liquorice and spices. The wines show some richness and density giving a few years' ageing capacity to some appellations.
Temperature: 15°C (57°F).
Cellaring: 2 to 6 years.