Organic. All manual labor. The soil is worked with a cable plow and garden hoe.
9 months aging in cuve. Unfiltered.
In January of 2018, Domaine Chapel began working 1.2 hectares of vines in the Beaujolais Cru, Fleurie. The wine is from the single lieu-dit, harbonnières, which sits at 460 meters in altitude. The parcel is planted to high density, free-standing, gobelet vines. The Charbonnières climat is formed as an amphitheater high up in the mountains of Beaujolais and bordered by the forest which forms a natural clos around the parcel. This is an east facing parcel with part of the vineyard facing north and the other side facing south. The land has been farmed organically for nearly 20 years and is worked and by hand. The vine age varies and the oldest vines are over 60 years old while the youngest were planted 35 years ago. Granite rock forms the bedrock and the soil is a mix of granitic sand, weathered rock fragments, and igneous rock.