Beaujolais

Main grape varieties

Gamay

Joseph Burrier

Chateau Beauregard

www.joseph-burrier.com

The name Beauregard, meaning beautiful to behold, comes from the sight one enjoys from the estate which stands alone in the middle of the vineyards on the rocky cliffs of Solutré and Vergisson, overlooking the villages of Pouilly and Fuissé.

The vineyards are managed to promote microbial life in the soil and to encourage deep rooting of the vines. In the cellar, the wines are allowed time to ferment slowly and to clarify naturally. It is our belief that this method enables the wines to acquire the true expression of their terroir.

Winemaker: Frédéric Burrier

Château Beauregard French Wines

Domaine Richard Rottiers

(Biodynamic)

www.domainerichardrottiers.com

When I took over the 3.15 ha of vineyards, all between 40 and 80 years old, and started my own winery, I decided to experiment with new production methods that are environmentally groundbreaking. My goal is to become completely organic within 5 to 7 years, and therefore, to produce wines that will reflect the unique Moulin à Vent terroir.

The entire crop is hand-picked and carefully sorted before being put into vats. The grapes are kept in temperature-controlled vats. This method allows for fruit aromas as well as subtle and delicate aromatic reminders of the Moulin à Vent terroir to be gently extracted from the Gamay grapes. The final and perfect balance of our wines is achieved through temperature-controlled fermentation and barrel ageing throughout Winter.

Winemaker: Richard Rottiers - Wine innovation awards 2009 young winemaker.

  • AOC Beaujolais Blanc (Chardonnay)
  • AOC Moulin à Vent (Gamay)
  • AOC Moulin à Vent Climat Champ de Cour (Gamay)
Domaine Richard Rottiers French Wines

Marcel Joubert

(Natural)

A fourth-generation wine-maker, Marcel Joubert boasts a grandfather named Petrus, founder of the appellation Brouilly. The 10 hectare vineyard spreads across AOC Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages, Brouilly, Fleurie, Chiroubles and Morgon. Marcel Joubert took over the exploitation in 1972, with in mind the preservation of vines 30 to 100 year old and the desire to farm in a way closest to nature. 

Today: Organic farming practices, following biodynamic principles. Therefore, no chemical fertilizers, only seaweed. Instead of employing defoliants, short, sturdy grass (Paturin) grows on the poor, sandy soil between vine rows. This method creates competition with the vines, encouraging a deeper root system & natural reduction of the yield. Plowing is also a part of the program, to destroy weeds, aerate the soil and promote microbial bio-diversity.

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