Beaujolais Le Pré

Pierre Cotton

Beaujolais-lepré
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Beaujolais

Variety

Gamay

Le Pré is an atypical parcel with a sandy terroir in Charentais. Pierre decided to isolate it as a single vineyard as an experiment to see what it would do on its own. All of the red wines at Cotton are vinified with native yeasts and without SO2 in concrete tanks, then age underground in century-old foudres that were originally built for holding beer, then were repurposed in the 1950s and 1960s.   All of the red wines at Cotton are vinified with native yeasts (without SO2) in concrete tanks and aged underground in century-old foudres that were originally built for holding beer, then were repurposed in the 1950s and 1960s.  

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Le Pré

Soil type

Sandy granite

Vines planted in1927, 1940s, & 1970s
Vineyard size0,8 ha
PruningGobelet
Vinification

Semi-carbonic vinification in large cement tanks with no sulfur added during the process

Elevage6 months in used foudres (80%) and barrels (20%)
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered
Additional info
Total production average4000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084412
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