To produce our red wines…
Beaujolais is the kingdom of Gamay
Gamay needs a poor and mainly granitic soil to express itself fully.
The Duke of Burgundy, Philippe the Bold in 1395 banned and uprooted Gamay from the fertile plains of Dijon in Burgundy. Indeed, its deep and unsuitable soils did not produce wines of great quality. Gamay therefore concentrated on the poor, granite soils of Beaujolais and made it its kingdom. 25,000 ha of Gamay in the world, including 15,000 in Beaujolais.
Gamay is a real specialty
A difficult, capricious, delicate grape variety that produces modern, fruity wines with suppleness and roundness. Wines that accompany most of the world’s cuisines and life’s moments, wines of friendship