Constructed in the 12th century, Château de la Pierre was one of the main fortifications used to defend the capital of Sires de Beaujeu. Owned by the Maison Jean Loron, it encompasses 15 hectares of 50-year-old vines.
Very old vines on a gravely soils made of pink granite.
Small berries picked at perfect maturity, gentle extraction of tanins by slow punch downs followed by an ageing period on fine lees. No added sulfites at any stage.
Brouilly is the Cru du Beaujolais covering the largest surface area. This Brouilly comes from the commune of Odenas, and its distinctive feature is the vineyard’s exposure with its slight northerly dip. Tasting reveals a round palate with a silky body and refreshing finish.
Soil composed of weathered granite and decomposing “blue stones”.
Manual harvesting. Partial destemming followed by a 15-day maceration. Aged on fine lees in stainless steel vats.
The vines – planted at an average altitude of 350 metres – are exclusively Gamay Noir, which thrive on steep hillsides. This Beaujolais-Villages is well structured and balanced. The range of aromas give way to a persistent and intense finish.