Exquisite colour, deep cherry red. Releases powerful aromas of lush red fruit and spices, both elegant and dense. The taste is abundant, tannins are well formed despite their youth, at once harmonious, delicate and impressive. A wine of the highest standard with a full, fleshy fruit character.
Château des Jacques is located in the Beaujolais region of Moulin à Vent, between Fleurie and Chenas. Château des Jacques has a total of 28.7ha in Moulin à Vent. Each of the 6 'Clos' has its own distinct terroir. Moulin à Vent is now referred to as the King of Beaujolais, and considered to be the most Burgundian Cru of Beaujolais. Clos du Grand Carquelin south-exposed vineyard is dominated by granitic sands that are deeper and a little bit heavier, with more clay present than its neighbours.
2015 was characterized by a very cold winter followed by a mild drought in spring, which led to bud break at the start of April. The rest of the spring was hot and dry and enabled the vines to grow at a fast pace and to ensure flowering was taking place in ideal conditions. Summer was really hot until the start of August with the arrival of slightly cooler weather and, even more importantly, some rainfall. This allowed the vines to finish their ripening in ideal conditions even if there was still limited water available for the vines' roots, which resulted in lower yields. The harvest started on the 31st August and we are pleased to say that 2015 is a great vintage, similar to 2009.
The wine is vinified in closed vats with pumping over, and then aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Some of the grapes are de-stemmed.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses