Les Journets is a prolongation of the Blémonts parcel in Chénas that Raphael has been farming for over a decade. In 2017, he decided to vinify this block separately, experimenting with a full carbonic fermentation to make a juicy, "grapier" Beaujolais – the style of wine that he most enjoys drinking with his winemaker friends. The results were so successful that Raphael now vinifies all of his red wines using cold carbonic - the homegrown, Beaujolais method of natural winemaking.
Vine age55 years old
Cold carbonic maceration for 23 days; alcoholic fermentation with native yeast beginning on day 15; natural malolactic fermentation.
Elevage50% is aged in old oak barrels for 10 months. Minimal sulfites added at bottling.
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered