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Domaine de Mont Joly "La Croix Polage" Beaujolais Villages 2020

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Domaine de Mont Joly "La Croix Polage" Beaujolais Villages 2020

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From 40-year-old vines, La Croix Polage is a true terroir wine made using 100% Gamay grapes. The colour is ruby red tinged with purple. The nose is bursting with bright red fruits. The palate is fruity with touches of minerality from the pink granitic sand. There are soft, well integrated tannins.

JB does all the vineyard work; he finds this to be the best way of ensuring the quality and sustainability of the grapes. Using an agroforestry system, he replicates what can be observed in the wild forest. This helps the vines to grow strong without spraying chemicals on the ground and without ploughing the earth (which would damage the soil structure).

Cover crops help the fauna to naturally fight against pests. The cover crop also competes with the vines which keeps the yields low.

Perfect to start a meal with a plate of charcuterie and some cornichons.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14%
Designation: AOC Beaujolais-Villages
Current Stock: 17
BIN: BTL-0304
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
Style: Red
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Gamay

Gamay is a thin, delicate purple-black skinned grape which is cylindrical and compact, surrounded by flat, fairly even-edged leaves.

Although granite soils seem to be its soil of choice, the variety is good at adapting. Half of the 30,000 hectares of Gamay planted worldwide are in the Beaujolais region of France, where it covers 98% of the areas that produce Beaujolais wine.

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Beaujolais, France

The hilly Beaujolais vineyards stretch out from north to south over 55km, bordered to the west by the Massif Central, and to the east by the Saone river.

Beaujolais vineyards are emblematic in the French national landscape, but are still teeming with secrets to be unearthed. The region has a constent sense of welcome and sharing. Sculpted over centuries it is personified by its 12 AOCs.

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Jean-Baptiste Bachevillier, Domaine de Mont Joly

JB is an artisan. His aim is to make the finest "terroir" wine in Beaujolais. Wine which is made in the vineyard: the grapes are hand harvested, he uses no additives, minimal fining, and as little sulphur as possible. He is the eighth generation of the Bechvillier family to farm the vines at Mont Joly, but the first since 1873 to own the vineyard, purchasing the land before he was 30 and realising his childhood dream.

Customer Reviews

5/5
2 reviews
check icon verified Trusted Customer 21st Dec 2022
A full bodied, powerful expression of Beaujolais
check icon verified Trusted Customer 2nd Oct 2022
JB is a talented winemaker, I didn't expect such big, bold flavours from Beaujolais. Highly recommended.