The vineyard of Saint Amour is spread across the department of Saône et Loire, south of Macon. PDO since 1946, the designation Saint Amour is one of ten best ten crus of the Beaujolais. The wines of Saint Amour, are powerful, bold and robust but also distinctive and complex. They are usually good keepers and start to reveal themselves in the four or fives years following the harvest.
The evocative name of Saint Amour is inherited from a Roman soldier Amor who converted to Christianity when fleeing the massacres of the Swiss Valais and took refuge in Gaul.
Our plot :
Purchase of grapes, places known as “à la folie” and winemaking in our fermenting cellar.
Location : Saint Amour is the most northern cru of the 10 Beaujolais wines. It is in the administrative region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The terroirs are very diversified and the soils are rich. The produced wines are of a beautiful maturity and are close tot their Rhone cousins.
Grape Variety : Gamay Noir
Soil and Subsoil : Ancient alluvium
Surface : 68 ares
Exposure : Rows facing Est
Average age of vines : 50 years
Harvest and winemaking
The grapes were manually harvested in 15 kilos open boxes on August 29th, 2020.
The grape harvest, at maturity and healthy, made it possible to realise the wine making process in optimal conditions.The wines were casked early October and matured in barrels for 12 months.
At the crossroad of the fruits of Beaujolais and the power of Burgundian ageing this Saint-Amour has a bright future.