Acquired by the major Burgundian négociant Louis Jadot in 1996, Château des Jacques
is a property of 35 hectares (86 acres) of vineyards in Moulin-à-Vent, in the heart of Beaujolais. Five of the property's parcels are in particularly remarkable terroirs: Grand Clos de Rochegrès, Clos du Grand Carquelin, Clos de Champ de Cour, Clos de la Roche, and Clos des Thorins. Louis Jadot applies all its expertise and high standards to producing this most prestigious of Beajolais crus.
Almost ten years ago winemaker Jacques Lardière passed the reins of Château des Jacques to his disciple Guillaume de Castelnau. Respect for the vineyards, destemming, long vatting, and élevage in new barrels are the principal criteria followed here. This excellent interpretation of the Gamay grape and beautiful expression of the terroir amply justify the popular nickname for Moulin-à-Vent: king of Beaujolais crus. The same passion and insistence on quality are at work at Château des Lumières, the Morgon counterpart of Château des Jacques.
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