Château Grange Cochard Côte du Py Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France

Jean-Philippe Manches has taken over from a British couple, James and Sarah Wilding, on this 8.5-hectare vineyard in the Beaujolais region’s Morgon appellation. This young entrepreneur from Lyon is barely 30 years old, but is by no means a newcomer to the wine business. The talented and experienced Bordeaux winemaker Jean-Philippe Janoueix has joined him on this venture. He has never forgotten the Beaujolais his grandfather introduced him to at a young age and ever since has wanted to produce these wines he appreciates for their finesse and their fruit. A seasoned winegrower with a desire to pass on his know-how and keen to take on this new adventure outside of his Bordeaux stomping ground. A young Lyon entrepreneur dreaming of becoming a winegrower in his home region. With the firm belief they both have in the potential of Beaujolais, the synergy between the two is obvious. At Château Grange Cochard, they have found the winegrowing terroir of their dreams. It was love at first sight for this little vineyard with its vines on steep slopes and the best volcanic rock and shale soils in the whole Côte du Py. Coming from 2 plots of very old and qualitative vines of gamay located on granitic and blue stones of the well-known lieu-dit ‘Côte du Py’. Harvesting by hand. Traditional semi-carbonic maceration and careful extraction. Maturing in cask. Non fining. Low sulfites. 100% Gamay.