Château des Jacques | Moulin à Vent

Windmill in Moulin à Vent, Beaujolais

Purchased by Louis Jadot in 1996, Château des Jacques is one of the most prestigious estates in Beaujolais with 84ha of vineyards spread out across six individual appellations within the region. The estates vines are planted on the best sites with 9ha unusually given over to the Chardonnay grape. The Moulin à Vent vineyards are all managed in an organic way.

Each vintage all the parcels are vinified separately at the Château des Jacques winery in the heart of Romanèche Thorins (a new one opened in 2018), to give the best options for blending and releasing wines as individual 'Clos' which reflect their specific terroir.

The estate is recognised for its practice of traditional fermentation where for more than 40 years, the Gamay grapes have been fermented like Pinot Noir in open tanks with 'piegeage' and 'destemming' and the wines aged in oak barrels for about a year before bottling.