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BEAUJOLAIS BLANC

LES GRANDES MISES

Les Grandes Mises
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Origins

Although tradition has it that Beaujolais is a region of red wine production, some plots, thanks to the different textures of their sub-soils, allow the successful blooming of the Chardonnay grape variety. Created in 1937, the Beaujolais white has two birthplaces: Villefranche in the Rhône and the canton of La Chapelle de Guinchay in the Saône-et-Loire.

Grape varietals

100% Chardonnay.

Caisses de Chardonnay fraîchement cueillis

Terroir

Parcels of our Beaujolais blanc are situated in the village of Saint-Amour,(Rhône) and on the ‘plateau du bois de Loyse’, in the village of La Chapelle de Guinchay near Beaujolais, in Saône-et-Loire. The soils are mainly composed of limestone and clay interspersed with sandy granite veins. They are situated on the border between the granite slopes and the former bed of the Saône River. The Chardonnay vines are fed by the river’s more recent sediments, and soil deposits that date back to Hercynian period lend them a gentle trace of minerality.

Age of Vines: 30 years
Yield: 50 hectolitres per hectare
Plots: From a grass vineyard of 10ha50, rigorously selected by the partner-grower. The plots crashed on the plateau, benefit from all the orientations.

Food and wine pairing

Perfect match as an aperitif or throughout a meal with fish, goat cheeses, oysters.

Serving suggestions

Best served decanted and enjoyed quite cool, between 12° and 14° C. (54-57°F) to discover its elegance and complexity.

Ageing potential

This Beaujolais is a wine that is designed to be enjoyed in its youth. It can also keep for up to 6 years.