Beaujolais
Red wine
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Notes : RVF 17/20, Bettane & Desseauve 16,5/20
Situé au cœur de l'appellation entre La Roche, le Clos du Grand Carquelin, et le Clos de Rochegrès, La Rochelle repose sur des sols peu profonds de granit altéré, de sables. La parcelle est traversée par des veines de granits très anciens qui apportent au vin une ampleur sans pareil. Un vin plein, charnu et généreux d'une très grande élégance qui pourra vieillir plusieurs dizaines d'années. Superbe !

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Winery :
Château des Jacques
Name of the wine :
La Rochelle
Vintage :
2013
Appellation :
Moulin-à-Vent
Origin :
Beaujolais
Colour :
Red wine
Grape Variety :
100% Gamay
Terroirs :
Parcelle située entre La Roche, le Clos du Grand Carquelin, et le Clos de Rochegrès, sur des sols peu profonds de granit altéré et de sables. La parcelle est traversée par des veines de granits très anciens
Harvest :
Manuelles
Viticulture :
Raisonnée
Vinification :
Macération lente de trois à quatre semaines, fermentations avec levures naturelles, pigeages ou remontages réguliers
Alcohol content :
13 %
Aging :
10 mois en fûts de chêne neufs
Appearance :
Très jolie robe d'un grenat profond aux reflets brillants
Nose :
Très expressif, les parfums dominant sont la violette et la rose fanée avec de petits fruits noirs mûrs
Palate :
Pleine, charnue et généreuse d'une très grande élégance
Drink before :
2030
Open :
1 heure avant
Serve :
En carafe à 15°C
Food pairing : Ce vin se mariera parfaitement avec des viandes rouges en sauce, du gibier (venaison) et certains fromages comme le Brie, le Coulommiers...
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Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Wine rated : 16,5/20 (Vin de référence)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) : 4****Stars (The producers of very high-quality wines, those who are the glory of the French vineyard)

About this wine : Plus puissant que Rochegrès mais sans le même raffinement de bouche, la finale minérale enrobe bien le tanin. Il faut s’armer de patience.

About the vineyard : The estate, porperty of Louis Jadot but independently managed by Guillaume de Castelnau and his team, has grown since its acquisition in 1996. Today, the vineyards covers 90 hectares, mostly in Moulin-à-Vent for which it is a specialist, not without reason since it possesses plots in the best areas, like Rochegrès, la Roche, Carquelins and recently la Rochelle. A respectful viticulture, a careful winemaking and well-balanced agings, everything works to make great wines of Beaujolais, evolving perfectly with time.

Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF

Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF

Wine rated (guide 2016) : 17/20 (Très bon Vin)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) : 2**Étoiles (Ces très grands domaines, souvent dotés de terroirs fabuleux, sont des incontournables qui, par leur régularité et l'excellence de leur production, se doivent de figurer dans la cave des amateurs avertis)

About the vineyard : This flagship estate of Moulin-à-Vent was purchased by  Jadot in 1996. This acquisition has proven to be successful with a rise that very few Beaujolais estates had experienced for almost twenty years. It was a bold, but now transformed, bet for which Pierre-Henri Gagey was committed based on the know-how of Guillaume de Castelnau, the current Director of the Château since 2000. 2014 will be his last harvest as he takes a well deserved retirement. He delimited precisely the various terroirs and developped the area, reaching today about 90 ha in production. The "Burgundian" wines had long given a unique signature in the region. But in recent years, other areas were inspired by this original vision of gamay the Château des Jacques had initiated. All the cuvées parcellaires require a minimum of five years to fully express the unique character of their terroir. It therefore takes patience to take advantage of their complexity !

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

Vineyard rated : Recommended (Winery recommended by the Wine Advocate - Robert Parker)

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The Moulin-à-Vent appellation covers only two communes - Romanèche-Thorins in the Saône-et-Loire and Chénas in the Rhône département. The decree recognizing the appellation dates from 11 September 1936. However, in 1924, the court in Macon, charged with settling disputes relating to counterfeit versions of a wine that was already renowned, had defined the Cru's geographical ...
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