Located at the foot of Mont Brouilly in southern Beaujolais, Chateau de Pierreux is one of the most beautiful residences in the Beaujolais region. Several centuries of history have shaped this ancient 13th-century fortified house. Chateau de Pierreux’s 77 hectares of vines are planted in shallow, well-drained pink granitic, schistous, and siliceous soils which contain deposits of blue porphyry from the volcanic eruptions of Mont Brouilly that date back millions of years.
|Wine maker notes
|”This special wine was conceived at the Chateau de Pierreux, where I have a fascination for the exceptional terroir and for the Gamay grape, so different from Pinot Noir. The history of the Beaujolais region is deeply entwined with that of Burgundy and it appeared quite natural to lend my interpretation to a Burgundy wine produced in this region”.
|Since 2002, Maison Jean-Claude Boisset has been transformed by Mr. Boisset’s son, Jean-Charles, from a traditional négociant into a viniculturalist, a cross between a viticulturalist and a vinifier. The result is the Jean-Claude Boisset collection of wines - Burgundy through and through.
From one of the best young winemakers emerging in France, Grégory Patriat, each of the appellations is the result of rigorous selection and has been produced in limited quantities. This is the way of things in Burgundy... handcrafted in meticulous detail, according to a philosophy of ‘letting the vine do the work’. A taste reveals our aim of striving for authentic wines in which human intervention has been kept to a bare, discreet minimum; the wines are concentrated, well-rounded, and natually, expressive of their terroirs.