Chateau Cambon was bought by Marcel Lapierre and Jean-Claude Chanudet in 1995 and begin the daunting job of restoring the estate from a bankrupt chateau in disrepair to a working winery and vineyard. The vines used to make this wine used to belong to Jules Chauvet; one of the first winemakers to promote Sulphurfree wine production, and a mentor to Marcel Lapierre. Marie and Jean-Claude bought the tiny 2.5ha parcel in 2010. The wine is named Cuvée du Chat after Jean-Claude Chanudet whose nickname is ‘Le Chat’.
Deep red-purple in colour. Wild berries, sappy redcurrant fruit, mint and some earthy character on the nose. Fresh, light and juicy.
Producer Chateau Cambon
Origin St Jean d’Ardieres, Beaujolais, France
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Medium light body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, whole bunch fruits. Semi-carbonic maceration.
Fermentation in “neutral” polyester vats with indigenous yeast. 12 days cuvaison, 9 months in old 50hl oak foudres. Very light filtration, no fining, a tiny amount of sulphur added at bottling only.
Notes Organic, Natural