From 48-year-old vines, La Pointe is a true terroir wine made using 100% Gamay grapes. If you think Gamay and Beaujolais are all about light coloured and light flavoured wines, think again. The colour is purple tinged with violet. The nose is bursting with bright red strawberry fruit, peony and violets. The palate is fruity with touches of minerality and 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.
This is a wine to drink young, which will be drinking well until 2025.
Perfect to start a meal with a plate of charcuterie and some cornichons.