Fleurie is located at the center of the ten Beaujolais Crus, on the Western side of the Beaujolais hills, allowing the vineyards to benefit from warm morning sunshine during growing season.
Château Gaillard is a family owned estate of 12 hectares, located in Ville-Morgon. The winery date back from 1897. Château Gaillard offers a range of Crus of Beaujolais from Morgon, Fleurie, Moulin a Vent, as well as Beaujolais Villages.
The know-how has been passed on for 5 generations and Sebastien Gutty is now running the family winery. Making wines with estate fruits only, Sebastien is very respectful of his environment practicing organic farming, and is now certified HVE.
vines planted in 1930 and 1970, sandy soil,
silky, supple with delicate floral aromas, and bright aromas of blueberry and red fruits. Tannins are delicate and integrated.
region: Fleurie, Beaujolais, France
style: crunchy red
farming/cellar: certified HVE (high environmental value), hand harvested, ambient yeast, aged in 50hl foudre, whole bunch carbonic maceration for 10 days. Cold fermentation 18°C. Pneumatic press for gentle extraction of fruit and fine tannins. Alcoholic fermentation finishes in foudre of 50hl followed by malolactic fermentation.