This is a Cru Beaujolais assembled from eight unique climats within the Moulin-a-Vent appellation. Each site presents it's own version of pink granite and exposure, which influences the eventual wine. All fruit is manually harvested, rigorously sorted, fermented with natural yeasts, and aged in concrete vats and oak barrels for 10 months. The final assemblage expresses the complete symphony of the Moulin-à-Vent appellation.

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2021 vintage
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2021 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a historic growing season across France and Beaujolais was not spared. Mild winter triggered early budbreak which was then subject to the catastrophic frost of early April. The growing season was generally cool and unusually wet stunting the vines and stimulating disease pressures. Harvest finally occurred in mid-September with work shifted to the cellar for dramatic triage and gentle extractions. The vintage was rescued and the wines exhibit delicate aromas and bright character.
Tasting Note
This wine exudes dark fruit and floral aromas with hints of ground coffee. Bold and expansive on the palate, the flavor evolution is shaped by substantial yet fine tannins and tangy acidity over the long finish.
Food Pairing
Ideal for both fine and casual cuisines, anything from grilled meats or stews to barbeque.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Gamay
APPELLATION: Moulin-à-Vent AOC
PH: 3.47
ACIDITY: 3.67 g/l
ABV: 12.62%
AGING: In oak casks, 50% new, for 10 months
Unique Selling Points
  • The flagship of Chateau des Jacques and the complete expression of this appellation
  • Delightful upon release yet will age for many years.
  • From an important historic estate, now restored to produce authentic modern wines.
  • A suberb value for unique Burgundian-styled red wine.

About the Grape

Gamay
Gamay is loaded with bright, plump raspberry and cherry fruit, with notes of black pepper.
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