Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau

Vieilles Vignes

Présentation :

In the vineyard

Varietal: Gamay

Terroir: Sandy loam / Clay-limestone / Granite

Density: 10 000 vines per ha

Vine age: more than 60 years

Pruning: Goblet : 4 renewal spurs, 2 eyes

Yield: 24 hl/ha

Harvest: by hand, entire grapes, transport in cases, double sorting on the parcel



Typical of Beaujolais Nouveau, the winemaking technique used is low temperature semi-carbonic maceration (whole and partial bunches of grapes are vatted and the alcoholic fermentation starts inside each grape). Physical crushings broke the cap and allowed an effective contact with the must. Alcoholic fermentation lasted a little longer than 10 days and whilst pressing, the juice has been kept at 19°C to slow down the end of the fermentation in order to gain richness. This wine is not filtered.

Alcohol content: 12.5 % vol.

Dégustation :

Aurélie’s Tasting Notes

Deep garnet color Intense nose of red and black fruits with hints of spices The mouth is fat with a noble substance and even though it is a “Beaujolais Villages Nouveau” its tannins are elegant and soft. The global harmony is definitively the signature of Château du Châtelard’s great “cuvées”, infallible sign of good ageing potential.

Serve at about 15°C

Récompenses :

regularly awarded by « Trophée Lyon Beaujolais Nouveaux »

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