2019 was a low-yielding, charming, well-balanced year, with floral, perfumed aromatics. Vines were impacted first by spring frosts and then by August hail. 2019 Beaujolais-Lantignié wines are brighter and more delicate than the richer, more muscular 2018s or 2017s.
Cosima Bassouls is a young, charismatic leader of the bucolic Beaujolais-Lantignié region, of which she is its most passionate advocate. Cosima has a vision for Lantignié, and it involves combining the strengths of the region’s long viticultural tradition with her progressive and innovative environmental plan. Her family property, Château des Vergers, dates to 1604 and is one of the grand, old properties of Beaujolais, historically producing both fruit and wine. Even earlier mentions show that gamay was grown on the land that would become Château des Vergers as early as the 14th century. It has a distinctly shaped roof, designed to resemble the hull of a boat, which is depicted on her labels. The village of Lantignié and Château des Vergers were also included as wine producers in the Cassini map of 1756, the first geometrical map covering the entire kingdom of France.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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