Hospice de Beaujeu Gamay Cuvee Pierre Delafond

Bourgogne Gamay is an appellation created in 2011, which blends Gamay exclusively from the 10 Cru Beaujolais appellations – with up to 15% Burgundian Pinot Noir.

Cuvee Pierre Delafond is made from 100% Gamay with traditional Burgundy vinification methods in thermos-regulated stainless steel vats for 3 weeks. Cold-maceration at approximately 8°C with cap-punching and pumping over for the extraction of colour and structure. Fermentation has a temperature peak at 30°C followed by post-fermentation maceration at 25°C.

Maturation is in barrels (30%) and vats (70%) for 8 to 16 months with malolactic fermentation. 25% of these barrels are new oak.

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Tasting Notes:

Bright, vibrant garnet red, with purple reflections. A beautiful expression of Gamay, with fruity notes of cherry, blackcurrant, exotic fruits, peony and black pepper. A light delicate palate, with tight tannins, ripe fruit and plenty of interest in the finish.

Excellent with grilled meats and rich sauce dishes such as coq au vin, lamb blanquette or beef stroganoff.

About the Producer

Hospices de Beaujeu

The Hospices de Beaujeu (hospital of Beaujeu, the historical capital of Beaujolais) was founded in 1240 and maintained by numerous benefactors to help the ages, sick and needy.

At the end of the 14th century the first vineyard was bequeathed and wine production was marketed by the hospital under its own name “Hospices de Beaujeu” They have received numerous donation of land over the years and now own 83 hectares of vineyards around the villages of Beaujeu, Morgon, Brouilly, Julienas and Regnie.

On 26th March 1797 the Hospices held a wine auction to raise money – the sale of 30 lots of red wine from their estate. This event, classified as the oldest charity sale in the world, ran until the economic crisis of 2007. Funds continue to be raised, for each bottle sold part of the proceeds go to the hospital and an Alzheimers charity.

Since 2015 Maison François Martenot, based in Burgundy and a major producer in Beaujolais, has partnered with Hospice de Beaujeu to help restore the estate and promote its charitable work through export sales and restarting the auctions.