Beaujolais Villages Chateau de Grandmont 2020
This is a rich, concentrated Villages with deep colours and plenty of black cherry and raspberry fruit. (2020 - 12.5% abv)
Chateau de Grandmont is a 9ha. property, situated in the commune of Blacé, about 15 minutes drive south of Château du Pavé. It is owned by Jean Brac de la Perriere, and the domaine is managed by Laurent Santailler. Chris Piper has been the wine maker since 2001 and since 2002, there has been a severe investment in the vineyard. The aim has been to dramatically reduce yields and to restructure the vineyards.
Grandmont has been overtly eco-friendly (no pesticides, weed-killers or man-made fertilisers) since 2010. The soil is manured and ploughed and has competitive "swiss grass" planted between the vines for hydric competition, ensuring deeper roots and reduced yields. A very tight pruning is carried out and unusually for Beaujolais, the vines are pruned on the double-guyot system, trained on wires, giving the grapes better aeration and sun exposure. In 2018, Grandmont was accredited with full Ecocert organic status.
Spring Lamb, Sausages, Cassoulet
Chateau de Grandmont