Now owned by Beaujeu Hospital, the Hospices wine estate evolved slowly over the centuries, thanks to legacies from more than 250 benefactors from 1240 to the present day. The Maison François Martenot intends to return this historic estate to its former glory and promote the four reserves bearing the names of major donors.
The grapes come from the Beaujolais region.
The soil is granitic with shale and clay veins.
Traditional vinification in thermoregulated stainless steel vats, during 3 weeks: Cold-maceration approximately 8°C. Cap-punching and pumping over for the extraction of colour and structure. Fermentation with temperature peak at 30°C. Post-fermented maceration at 25°C. Maturation in barrels (30%) and vats (70%) for 8 to 16 months with malolactic fermentation. 25% of new oak.
Bright red colour, with purple reflections.
Beautiful expression of Gamay, with fruity notes of gooseberries, exotic fruits, peony and black pepper.
We find this delicacy in the mouth, with soft tannins, ripe fruit aromas and a lot of generosity in the finish.
Excellent on grilled meats or in sauce such as coq au vin, lamb blanquette or beef stroganoff.
Drink within 2 years.