Raphael is particularly proud of this single-vineyard old vine Beaujolais Blanc from this aptly named Chardonnay vineyard between the winery and the now famous La Galoche stream, planted in the 1950s. It's possible to label Chardonnay from this region as Bourgogne Blanc, but Raphael is firmly committed to the Beaujolais Blanc appellation.
Clay - limestone soils on limestone marl.
Vine age70 years old
Direct press, fermented in oak barrels with native yeast before natural malolactic fermentation. No sulfites added, unfiltered.
Elevage100% aged in old oak barrels on the lees from fermentation for 24 months.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered + No added sulfites