Domaine de Fa, Beaujolais "En Besset"

After Chénas, Saint-Amour is the region’s second smallest cru, with its 360 hectares of vines spread across 12 climats. Bordering the Mâconnais, it is also Beaujolais’ most northerly cru. The Beaujolais En Besset is drawn from the non-cru vines on Saint-Amour’s Côte de Besset, hence the name of the cuvée.

Domaine de Fa bases this particular cuvée on a roughly equal blend of vines that sit within both the ‘Beaujolais-Villages’ and ‘Beaujolais’ AOCs (rather than making two cuvées), and certain vintages may also contain some declassified Saint-Amour fruit. At its edge of the Juliénas border, the Côte de Besset reaches 450 metres so even in warm years you get lovely, mouth-watering freshness and perfume.

Winery: Domaine de Fa
Appelation: Beaujolais
Average age of vines: Coming soon
Farming Methods: Organic - Certified|Biodynamic
Maturation: Fruit is whole cluster pressed and spends 8 to 9 days of maceration on the skins. The wine is aged 10 months part in concrete tanks and part in 30 hl large barrels
Soil: The granite soils of this hillside make a seriously dense and chiseled Beaujolais, all the while expressing the classic textured fruit we crave in great Gamay
Varietal: Gamay
Vineyard Orientation: One of the highest elevation vineyards of the Beaujolais appellation near Saint-Amour and Juliénas.
Vineyard Size: Coming soon
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