Availability date: 15/07/2020
Château de Durette
Jean Joly from Liège (Wallonia) fell in love with the Beaujolais region. The story goes that he took his young wife to Saint-Amour for their honeymoon in 1964 and was carried away by this land, often unjustly disparaged. In 2007, he bought a vineyard in the village of Régnié-Durette, which he renamed Château de Durette. The originality of his plan is that in a sort of cooperative spirit, good friends acquired plots of vines of different Bordeaux vintages and signed tenant farming contracts with the Château de Durette, which thus has a vineyard covering 30 hectares. They include another native of Liège, Marc Theissen, who is in charge of the day-to-day management and marketing of the estate’s wines. When Jean Joly passed away in 2014, the vineyard remained within the family. It adopts a reasoned agriculture approach.
Made from young Chardonnay vines planted on clay-limestone soils. Cold skin maceration for a few hours, pressing, fermentation and ageing in stainless steel vats.
Light yellow colour.
Fruity aromas, with floral notes.
Very pleasant on the palate, medium length.
Think of it for seafood pasta.
|Domain||Château de Durette|
|Appellation||AOP Beaujolais Villages|
|Dominant grape variety||Chardonnay|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||3-4 years|