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Located in the heart of a wonderful terroir, between Beaujolais and Burgundy, the Domaine des Chers...
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Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages
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Beaujolais, Beaujolais,Crémant de Bourgogne,0
The Domaine Saint Pré is located in the commune of Pommiers, in the heart of the village of "Saint-Pré"...
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Chateau des Moriers
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Located in the Beaujolais wine region, the Château Emeringes vineyard produces wines with the Julienas and Beaujolais-Villages appellations on slopes with very favourable exposure (South-East)...Lire plus Learn more
Located in the Beaujolais wine region, the Château Emeringes vineyard produces wines with the Julienas and Beaujolais-Villages appellations on slopes with a very favourable exposure (South-East) and an average altitude of 350m. We practice rational viticulture and have many old vines that grow on very beautiful terroirs of granitic origin. Our cultivation methods (choice of plants, pruning, fertilisation.... allow us to control the yield agronomically and to obtain quality grapes.
Our grapes are then vinified with the greatest care in modern facilities that respect the traditional Beaujolais vinification (semi-carbonic maceration).
I have been taking over the family estate for 35 years and have tried to develop direct sales in bottles. This orientation has naturally led me to a constant improvement in the quality of our wines, which is essential when we are in permanent contact with demanding customers. We work in this perspective from the pruning of the vine to the bottling with in particular a rigorous and precise pruning, a reasoned fertilization with regular contributions of organic matter and lime (control of acidity and development of the soil microflora...), management of the vine with optimal aeration of the bunches and trimming with a good height of foliage for obtaining good maturity. We have carried out a lot of experimentation in these areas, particularly in the areas of fertilization and trimming.
At planting, the choice of plants (rootstock and graft) is made with qualitative criteria (precocity, quality) and not quantitative. We have also carried out numerous oenological tests (yeast comparisons, initiation of malolactic fermentation, height of juice in the tank, destemming...) in order to orient ourselves towards the techniques that best correspond to the type of wine we wish to produce.
Being a winegrower is the constant quest to improve the quality of your wine, even under difficult conditions. This quest for excellence requires both wine-growing and oenological work. These 2 aspects are complementary and essential for obtaining a great wine. It is in difficult years that the quality of the winegrower can be judged. It must implement a large number of positive factors ("little extras") which, by combining together, make it possible to make a difference and obtain a noble product.
Being a winegrower means having this dynamic state of mind of constant improvement of your wine. And, given the number of factors involved, you can spend your whole life there... I have been making wine since I was 19 years old and I have always been admiring and strongly impressed by the fermentation and vinification of a cuvée.
And, for almost 40 years, I have kept this passion intact. I am also a great wine lover and I like to participate in wine tastings in my region, other regions or other countries...