Grand Cru Selections

Domaine Chapel Current Releases

Domaine Chapel Current releases

 

Julienas "Cote de Bessay"

The grapes come from just under three hectares of high density, gobelet trained vines in Juliénas, in the lieu-dit “Côte de Bessay.” The Côte de Bessay is a contiguous, south east-facing parcel that borders the northern cru of Saint-Amour. The vine age averages between 40-65 years and the soil is a mix of granite and pierres bleues, a type of dark blue metamorphic rock.

The wine is fermented whole cluster, semi-carbonic maceration and aged in tank. There are no punch downs or pump overs.

Beaujolais Villages

The vines for the Beaujolais-Villages are in the village of Lantignié, high up in the hills and bordering the cru of Régnié. Lantigníe is considered the top village for Beaujolais-Villages because of its high elevation. (There is also a movement behind it to make it the next Cru of Beaujolais.) This wine is inspired by the type of wine that would be served in a traditional Lyonnais bouchon or bistro, or poured at a dinner table with friends. It is low in alcohol, has bright acidity, and is red fruited. David and Michele's goal is to make you wish you ordered a magnum of it.

The wine is fermented whole cluster, semi-carbonic maceration and aged in tank. There are no punch downs or pump overs.