The Cf4te du Py vineyard is situated on the slopes of an extinct volcano over the village of Villie9 Morgon, benefiting from an ideal terroir of granite and schist. After fermentation, the wine is matured in oak barrels.TASTING NOTEWith a deep cherry color and nut and red fruit aromas, this wine has firm tannins that can be austere in their youth.FOOD PAIRINGA perfect match for small game, with or without sauce. It is also excellent with fine, strong cheeses.
THE RENOWNED ESTATEThe historic Che2teau des Jacques estate, located in the village of Romane8che-Thorins in the Moulin-e0-Vent appellation, is widely recognized as the most prestigious estate in Beaujolais. It was purchased by Louis Jadot in 1996, at which time Maison Louis Jadot became the first Burgundy house to own a major Beaujolais vineyard. In 2001, Louis Jadot bought another well-located vineyard in Morgon. In 2008, both vineyards, which were under the same management, were regrouped under one identity: the Che2teau des Jacques Estates.RAISING THE BAR IN BEAUJOLAISChe2teau des Jacques’ practices have been attributed with revolutionizing the winemaking of Beaujolais. They have notably raised the bar, applying Burgundian methods of winemaking that were once traditional in the region. These include long macerations of one month, with pump-overs, to extract color, aroma and tannins from the fruit, as opposed to the regional norm of 10- to 12-day macerations. Wild yeasts are used for fermentation, and this is extended longer than is typical in Beaujolais. Aging in oak barrels is also unusual for the area; Che2teau des Jacques’ wines are barrel aged for 10 months to lend complexity to the wines. The chateau’s barrel cellar proves that its Beaujolais wines have always been vinified like wine from the Cf4te D’Or. These processes create wines that can take decades of bottle aging.