Château Des Jacques

A stopover on the road to Santiago de Compostela, the Château des Jacques was acquired by Louis Jadot in 1996. The Beaujolais is unique because of its soils, which are mostly made of pink granite, a legacy of a crystalline base that appeared 350 million years ago. Beaujolais is also unique because of its grape variety, the Gamay noir à jus blanc, a son of the Pinot noir and the Gouais blanc. Sometimes accused of the worst evils ("very harmful to human creatures" according to Philippe le Hardi, Duke of Burgundy, in his edict of 1395), sometimes mocked for its caricatured fruitiness, it is nevertheless the only plant capable of expressing itself on these arid soils and the wines it produces have always been among the great red wines of Burgundy.

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