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The Château de la Terrière has stood in Cercié since the 14th century, in the heart of the Beaujolais region. It is one of the oldest estates in the region.

After belonging to successive generations of lords, Château de la Terrière was bought in 2003 and important works have been done in the cellars and in the vineyards.

He is today managed by Grégory Barbet, helped by Frédéric Maignet, winemaker for the Estate. Their aim is to give the wine the time to fully express itself, tocreate batches with great potential for aging.

In details

Area •  28 hectares

Grape varieties •  Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir

Appellations • 12 hectares in one single plot in Cru Brouilly AOP, 5 hectares in Cru Régnié AOP located on the areas called “Sibérie” and “Tour Bourdon”, 2 hectares in Cru Fleurie AOP, 3 hectares in Cru Moulin-à-Vent AOP, 6 hectares in Bourgogne Pinot Noir AOP

Distinguishing features • The Château has been standing in Cercié since the 14th century, in the heart of historic Beaujolais. It was built on Roman foundations and is one of the oldest estates in the Brouilly appellation.

The vines at Château de la Terrière are on average 50 years old. They grow south-facing, half-way up the side of a deep, dry pink granite hill for Brouilly and Régnié, on manganese and iron oxyd-rich soils for Moulin-à-Vent and well-drained sandy soils for Fleurie.

In 2010, the estate became a pioneer when it planted the Pinot Noir grape in the Pierres Dorées area.

The vines are grown according to reasonable farming methods. The soils are worked with machines, with as little intervention as possible. Basically, everything is done precisely and accurately, to enhance the expression of the soils and respect the vines.

The approach is traditional with the harvests done by hand. The bunches are put in trays to avoid squashing and to make sorting the grapes far easier.

Recently, sowing of clover was realized on the cover planted plots of land to limit the weeding, restructure the ground and fix the atmospheric nitrogen.

A small amount of sulfites is added when the wine is bottled. This ensures all the purity of the fruit is retained.  In 2009, the quality of the grapes was superb. Frédéric was so sure of himself, he decided to push the envelope even further and created a “natural” batch with grapes from the area called “Sibérie”, in the Régnié appellation.

This method of winemaking and ageing requires no addition of sulfites. It goes perfectly with the typical characteristics of this terroir that produces a fruity, pure and mineral wine.

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Grégory Barbet, today managing of the castle, is the 9th generation of wine growers’ family. He is also one of the owner of the Domain of Pirolette with his wife Virginie.

 

Contact : Château de la Terrière, Frédéric Maignet 69220 Cercié

Dedicated website : chateaudelaterriere.fr/en

contact@chateaudelaterriere.fr

Frédéric Maignet is the master craftsman of Château de la Terrière. He is also an oenologist consultant for numerous domains in Beaujolais.

The plot of La Tour Bourdon holds a surprising pyramid of sandstone blocks, and is as well one of the remarkable “Géosites” of Beaujolais. The pedological formation geography of the Tour Bourdon, which recovers the granitic base, is indeed constituted by clays in which are included big blocks of round and dulled sandstone rocks.

These sandstones were formed there 200 million years ago but the origin of the creation of these round blocks remains a riddle which makes debate in the geologist circle.