Gamay is conjugated in the plural here because the massal selection of the Château des Bachelards tends to prove that there are several of them... An ampelographic study is in progress.
Then one day, I stopped in the Rhône, in Fleurie to be precise. I fell in love with what I consider to be one of the most beautiful and complex terroirs in France. I acquired the Château des Bachelards and its old vines. From now on, my terroir will be the granite of the primary area and its native grape variety, Gamay, brother of Chardonnay and the king child of Pinot.
Formerly the wine estate of the monks of Cluny, the vines now cover 12 hectares, including 6 hectares in Fleurie, all in one piece around the château, which is surrounded by an enclosure and cultivated like a garden. To this can be added my vines of Moulin-à-Vent and Saint Amour. Challenge for challenge, the Château des Bachelards will also produce wines with Viognier and Syrah grapes.