Domaine Saint-Cyr

Domaine Saint-Cyr La Galoche Beaujolais 2022

$26
$26

Domaine Saint-Cyr La Galoche Beaujolais 2022 is a vibrant and refreshing red wine made from 100% Gamay grapes. The estate, located in Anse on the southern edge of Beaujolais, is run by Raphaël Saint-Cyr, the fourth-generation vigneron of the family. The vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soils, contributing to the wine's characteristic minerality and freshness.

This Beaujolais wine undergoes a cold carbonic fermentation for one week, followed by six months of aging in concrete tanks. The result is a bright, juicy wine with aromas of red berries such as strawberry and raspberry, accompanied by a touch of earthiness. On the palate, it offers a delightful balance of fruit, acidity, and subtle tannins, making it an easy-to-drink yet structured wine.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Light Body
Grapes:, Gamay
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2022
Alcohol:, 13.5%
Country:, France
Region:, Beaujolais
Appellation:, Beaujolais Contrôlée
Bottle Size:, 750ml
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

Food Pairing Ideas:

Charcuterie, goat cheese.

 

Producer profile

Domaine Saint-Cyr

Domaine Saint-Cyr, located in the southern part of the Beaujolais region in Anse, France, is a celebrated winery known for its organic and biodynamic practices. Pierre Saint-Cyr founded the winery, now managed by the fourth generation, Raphael Saint-Cyr, who took over in 2008. Under Raphael's leadership, the estate has shifted towards organic viticulture, making it the largest certified organic domain in the Beaujolais, with 23 hectares of vineyards.

Raphael expanded the vineyard holdings further north into the crus of Morgon, Regnié, Chénas, and Moulin-à-Vent. The winery focuses on natural winemaking processes, including using native yeasts and minimal intervention. Their wines are fermented in concrete tanks and aged in used barrels, emphasizing the natural flavors and characteristics of the terroir.

One of their notable wines is "La Galoche," a light and fruity Gamay that embodies the spirit of Beaujolais. This wine undergoes cold carbonic maceration and is aged in concrete tanks and used barrels, resulting in a vibrant and approachable wine. Other wines from the estate include the Chénas "Les Journets," Morgon "Les Charmes," and Moulin-à-Vent "La Bruyère," all showcasing the unique qualities of their respective terroirs.

Wine region

Beaujolais, France

The Beaujolais wine region, located in the eastern part of France, is an integral part of the Burgundy wine area but maintains a distinct identity due to its unique wine production methods and grape varieties. It stretches from the southern tip of Burgundy to the northern parts of Lyon, encompassing about 55 kilometers from north to south and 25 kilometers from east to west.

Beaujolais is primarily known for its use of the Gamay grape, which is relatively easy to cultivate and ripens early. The region's soils are diverse, with granite predominating in the northern areas and sedimentary rock in the south. This geological variance significantly influences the flavor profile and structure of the wines produced here.

The region is famous for Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine released annually on the third Thursday of November. This tradition celebrates the end of the harvest. It involves the wine made with the carbonic maceration technique, which emphasizes fresh, fruity flavors without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.

Apart from Beaujolais Nouveau, the region also produces more structured and complex wines, particularly from the ten Crus of Beaujolais, named areas recognized for higher quality. These crus include Brouilly, Morgon, and Moulin-à-Vent, among others. Wines from these areas are capable of aging and evolving complexity over several years.

Beaujolais wine production is divided into three classifications: Beaujolais AOC, for wines typically light and fruity, suitable for immediate consumption; Beaujolais-Villages AOC, coming from 38 designated municipalities and offering slightly higher complexity; and the aforementioned Cru Beaujolais, from the ten specific areas known for their distinctive and more robust wines.

The Beaujolais region produces approximately 70 million liters annually, accounting for nearly half of all Gamay-based wines globally. Wine growing and production here rely heavily on traditional knowledge and practices, with many growers adhering to natural wine production methods. These practices emphasize minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery to preserve the natural expression of the grape and terroir.

Beaujolais wines are celebrated for their versatility in pairing with a wide range of foods, from light salads to hearty meat dishes. This makes them a favorite among various dining contexts, from casual to refined. The region's commitment to quality and tradition, along with its innovative approach to winemaking, continues to attract interest from wine enthusiasts worldwide.

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