Domaine Saint Cyr Chenas Les Blemonts
Raphael Saint Cyr is the fourth generation vigneron at the Domaine de Bellevue, which was created by his great-grandfather Pierre Saint Cyr in Anse at the southern edge of the Beaujolais. When Raphael took over the winemaking in 2008, he let go of a large portion of Beaujolais vines around the winery, and acquired vines further north in the crus of Morgon, Regnié, Chénas, and Moulin-à-Vent. At the same time, he converted the entire 23 hectare domaine to certified organic viticulture, making Domaine de Bellevue the largest organic domaine in the Beaujolais. Unusual for the region, the crus are all single vineyard parcels, and the name of each terroir is listed with each wine. They are fermented in concrete tanks and then aged in used barrels for 12-18 months. La Galoche, the straight Beaujolais cuvée, is aged for 6 months in concrete tanks. All of the wines are vinified with natural yeasts.
Certified Organic. 100% Gamay.Les Blemonts vineyard is located in the center of Chenas. 3.5-hectare south exposition. The vines were planted in 1920s and 1970s. Hand harvested, cold carbonic fermentation, native yeast and minimal sulfur. Aged in 50% barrels and 50% concrete tanks. Unfined and unfiltered. 1000 cases made.