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Situated in the Beaujolais Crus area, the Château Emeringes vineyard produces wines of the Julienas and Beaujolais-Villages appellations on slopes with a very favourable exposure (South-East) and a very high level of ...Lire plus Learn more
Located in the Beaujolais crus area, the Château Emeringes vineyard produces Julienas and Beaujolais-Villages appellation wines on slopes with very favourable exposure (South-East) and an average altitude of 350m. We practice integrated vineyard management and have many old vines growing on very beautiful granite terroirs. Our cultivation methods (choice of plants, pruning, fertilization...) allow us a good agronomic control of the yield and allow us to obtain quality grapes. Our grapes are then vinified with the greatest care in modern installations which respect the traditional Beaujolais vinification (carbonic semi-maceration).
I took over the family estate 35 years ago and I have endeavoured to develop direct sales in bottles. This orientation has naturally led me to constantly improve the quality of our wines, which is essential when you are in constant contact with demanding customers. We work in this perspective from the pruning of the vine to the bottling with a rigorous and precise pruning, a reasoned fertilization with regular contributions of organic matter and lime (control of the acidity and development of the microflora of the soil), management of the vine with optimal aeration of the bunches and trimming with a good height of foliage for obtaining a good maturity. We have carried out quite a lot of experimentation in these areas, particularly with regard to fertilisation and trimming. At planting, the choice of plants (rootstock and graft) is made with qualitative criteria (earliness, quality) and not quantitative. We have also carried out numerous oenological tests (comparison of yeasts, initiation of malolactic fermentation, height of juice in the vat, destemming, etc.) in order to orient ourselves towards the techniques that best correspond to the type of wine we wish to produce.
Being a winegrower means constantly striving to improve the quality of one's wine, even under difficult conditions. This quest for excellence involves both viticultural and oenological work. These two aspects are complementary and indispensable for obtaining a great wine. It is in the difficult years that the quality of the winemaker can be judged. He must implement a large number of positive factors ("little extras") which, when combined, make the difference and produce a noble product. Being a winemaker means having this dynamic state of mind to constantly improve one's wine. And, given the number of factors involved, you can spend your whole life doing it. I've been making wine since I was 19 and I've always been in awe and impressed by the fermentation and vinification of a vintage. 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 from my region, other regions or other countries.