Beaujolais Blanc

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Beaujolais Blanc

Country France
Region Beaujolais
Producer Château de Grand Pré
Size

750mL

Style White
Practices Certified Organic, Organic
Grapes Chardonnay
Other Features Vegan, Indigenous yeasts, Natural, Unfiltered, Unfined

100% Chardonnay from 30+ year-old vines grown in a clay-limestone soil. Fermented and aged in barrel. Fresh and mineral with notes of peach and citrus.

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About the Producer

Château de Grand Pré is a family estate located in the southern part of Burgundy, in the communes of Fleurie and Villié-Morgon. It was purchased by Louis and Renée Bertrand in 1972. In the 90s, their children became interested in low-intervention winegrowing and by 2000, they had stopped using all chemicals in the vineyard. Their grandson, Romain, met Jean-François Ganevat in 2012 and worked the harvest at his domaine in the Jura. Their relationship continues today; Ganevat purchases Romain’s grapes for some of his cuvées. The vineyards spread over 8 hectares: 6ha in Fleurie, 1.5ha in Morgon, 0.5ha in Beaujolais Villages. Total production is 30,000 to 40,000 bottles

Upon returning to Beaujolais, Romain began vinifying in a non-interventionist style. Harvest is done manually, in multiple passes. Semi-carbonic maceration in temperature-controlled tanks. After 8-20 days, the grapes are pressed; the resulting juice is known as le paradis. No added yeasts. A miniscule amount of sulfur (5-7 mg/L) is used when necessary. The wines are unfined and unfiltered.

Farming practices: certified organic since 2012.

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