Available from Thursday 17th November 2016!
Château Cambon Beaujolais AC Nouveau 2016
Organic-Biodynamic viticulture – Ambient yeasts fermentation – zero/very low added sulphur
What better way to celebrate after all the hard work of the harvest than to have a party to celebrate those first wines of the year, the nouveaux? This year the new wines will be released on Thursday 17th November 2016 and will give us a first glimpse of the character of the vintage (as well as an excuse to glug copious amounts of delicious, food-friendly juice with like-minded friends!).
Why not make a night of it, as in Paris, by featuring some of the new wave of growers who are putting Beaujolais back on the map for interesting wine again?
This is the fourth year that we have offered a selection of Beaujolais from small growers who are producing authentic, joyous Gamays by picking healthy, usually organically-grown grapes and not messing around with the juice in the cellars. Due to demand, we will offer nouveaux from five growers.
In 1995, the late, great, Marcel Lapierre, along with (the late) Joseph Chamonard, and Jean-Claude Chanudet and his wife Genevieve bought a neglected 13 ha vineyard between Morgon and Brouilly. The vineyard had been originally planted across three parcels in 1914 and soils are clay-granite and calcareous-sand. It lies outside the designation of the crus of Morgon and Brouilly, but the trio had a good idea of the potential of the terroir. They used the methods employed on their own estates: organic/biodynamic viticulture, natural yeasts, long, slow fermentations and aging in 200 year-old foudres and bottling with little or no SO2. The results are explosive fruitiness from the old vines (average age 60 years) and a touch of smokiness. Can’t wait to taste with some roast chicken or meatballs.