DomaineLesRochesBleues

Meet the Producer

Situated on the sunny south-facing slope of Mont Brouilly, a beautiful landmark of the rolling hillside region of Beaujolais. The name of the domaine is drawn from the hue of the underlying rock that is a blue granite composed from metamorphic volcanic rock similar to that found in the massif central. The rock is so hard that Christiane’s father had to use dynamite to blast the rock to create the cellars in 1976.

All the grapes are hand picked, unloaded in the upper part of the cellar and the vinification process uses gravity (the slope of Mont Brouilly) to feed the grapes then wine from one level to the next.

All the grapes are cool-fermented to optimize the extraction of aromatics. Once pressed, the wine flows from the upper cellar in to the oak foudres that are housed underground which are naturally cool – 53 to 65F.

The Domaine is 9ha in size, planted only with Gamay with vines aging between 7 and 80 years old.

About the Winemaker

Samantha Bailey