The wine story
The amazing Château de Pizay dates back to 1030, and so remained in the Pizay family for 9 centuries, until 1916. Then it was sold several times and today belongs to an insurance company.
They produce 3 crus: Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly, and Beaujolais red, white and rosés ….400.000 bottles every year.
Since 1981, it has become the largest estate in Beaujolais with five vineyards covering more than 205 acres. Besides the domain winery, there is a four-star hotel with spa and restaurant where visitors are welcome for an educational tasting experience.
This wine comes from a plot of sandy silty soil where the vines are 57-year-old.
It matures for six months in vats, 60% in barrels, before blending and bottling.
This fresh wine will pair well with white fish with a delicate taste like sole, turbot and perch with buttery or creamy sauces. Also, with lobster and scallops.
The Beaujolais region is situated on the right bank of the Rhone River, like the Burgundy region but further south, near the city of Lyons.
It is warmer and protected from western wind by mountains.
Most of the production is red wine made from the Gamay variety, while in Burgundy Pinot noir is compulsory. The traditional techniques of wine making are also different at every stage from vineyard te cellar.
Jasmine and lime blossom, green fruits and hint of vanilla.
Fresh, supple and fruity, with a mild passionfruit flavor and mineral finish.