Clay and limestone
From 2.5ha lieu dit, Les Grandes Terres. No chemicals or pesticides are used and biodiversity is strong in the vineyards.
Hand harvested. Carbonic maceration. Fermentation for 15 days in cement with native yeast and without sulfur. The wine is bottled without fining.
The Beaujolais Vineyard
Domaine Chasselay is one of the oldest Beaujolais vineyards.
The estate is located in Châtillon d'Azergues in the Rhône region. Since 1464, this family of winegrowers has been cultivating its vines using techniques that respect the environment and the terroir. Pioneers of organic farming (BIO) in Beaujolais, their wines have been certified since 2006.
The grapes are exclusively harvested by hand. Fermentation takes place naturally in small or large oak barrels. They only use natural yeasts. Their production philosophy is to produce local wines while respecting nature.
A parcel of their vineyard was planted in 1894, so these vines are 115 years old.
The History of the Estate
Latin archives dating from 1464 relate the existence of Jean Chasselay, winegrower and landowner at Les Eparcieux, in Châtillon d'Azergues.
In 1789, another Jean Chasselay vinified the first republican harvest after the French Revolution.
Jean-Gilles and Christiane Chasselay settled in GAEC Chasselay father & son and gave birth in 1991 to Domaine JG Chasselay. The opportunity for them to boost sales in bottles.
In 2000, the couple of winegrowers embarked on a sustainable agriculture approach and worked the vines with increasingly "clean" methods. In 2006, the entire Estate was converted to Certified Organic Agriculture.
Jean-Gilles and Christiane Chasselay have been harvesting winegrowers since 1981. After their studies in viticulture, oenology and wine trade, Claire and Fabien joined Domaine JG Chasselay in 2007.
Today, Claire and Fabien Chasselay join their parents to perpetuate this passion for wine. Thus, Jean-Gilles, Claire and Fabien work the vines, vinify and age the wines.
“If you respect nature, she will reward you”.
Claire & Fabien Chasselay
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