Saint-Cyr

Beaujolais Rouge – 2011

Region: FRANCE - BEAUJOLAIS

Saint-Cyr

Saint-Cyr is a family with roots in Beaujolais going back four generations. Thierry Saint-Cyr was schooled in wine making and began working with his father in the vineyards at the young age of 17. That was in 1980. Today the family winery is run by Thierry, his wife Laurence, son Raphael, and Raphael’s wife, Karine. This family affair produces wines of purity and focus from the appellations of Beaujolais.

Grapes / Soils

Gamay Planted 1965, 1990, 2010 Clay & limestone 1 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard: 10ha
  • Soil composition: Clay/lime
  • Training method: baguette
  • Elevation (feet): 985
  • Vines/acre: 8000
  • Yield/acre (tons): 5.5
  • Exposure: East
  • Year vineyard planted: 1965, 1990, 2010
Wine Summary
  • Made from Gamay grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1965, 1990, 2010.
  • Grown on soils of Clay & limestone.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 79°F.
  • Aged in steel tanks.
  • Aged for 6 months.
Technical Information
  • Grape variety: Gamay 100%
  • Soil: Clay/lime
  • Yield: 40 hl/ha
  • Vinification : Grapes sorted and selected by hand
  • 100% Malolactic fermentation
  • Matured: 6 months in vats
  • Alcohol content: 12.5 %
  • Varietal composition: 100% Gamay
  • Harvest time: end of September
  • First vintage of this wine: a very long time ago
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 70,000
  • Fermentation container: stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days):10

General Info

Country France
Region Beaujolais
Appellation(s) Beaujolais, Chénas, Morgon, Moulin à Vent
Proprietors Saint-Cyr Familly
Founded 1963
Winemaker Raphael Saint-Cyr
Annual Production 11,000 9L Cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic since 2009