100% Gamay grapes
vineyards situation – Made with 100% Gamay grapes, our « cuvée » comes mainly comes from the Rhône and Saône-et-Loire region (Lantigné, Lancié and Régnié) : the very best location for Beaujolais-Villages.
characteristics – The terroir is composed of granite as well as clay and calcareous.
Among the 55.000 acres (22.000 hectares) of vineyards planted in the Beaujolais region , about 15.000 acres (6.000 hectares) are under the name Beaujolais Villages « Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée » which is the intermediary appellation between the Beaujolais and the 10 Crus.
wine making – The Beaujolais-Villages “Combe aux Jacques” is vinified the same way as the other wines from the region: with a semi carbonic maceration.
Our Beaujolais-Villages yield comes from three sources. One portion of our wine comes from the Régnié cru, another portion is purchased from quality wine maker, and the last is a portion of purchased grapes which we vinify ourselves in our dedicated winery in the south of Beaujolais.
winemaker’s comments / gastronomy –
The long maceration will allow a good extraction. The wine will have a good structure and will therefore be able to age several years.
This Beaujolais-Villages “Combe aux Jacques” must be drunk quite cool in order to protect the delicious aromas of fruits and the delicate freshness which is the signature of this wine.