Saint-Cyr

Chénas – 2012

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 1962 Granite, gravelly 3.22 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil : Granitic, Gravelly
  • Yield: 25 hl / ha
  • Size of vineyard (acres): 3.22ha
  • Soil composition: Granitic, Gravelly
  • Training method: gobelet
  • Elevation (feet): 650
  • Vines/acre: 10,000
  • Yield/acre (tons): 4.5
  • Exposure: southeast
  • Year vineyard planted: 1962
Wine Summary
  • Made from Gamay grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1962.
  • Grown on soils of Granite, gravelly.
  • Fermented in concrete at 68°F.
  • Aged in 5-7 year old French oak barrel.
  • Aged for 14 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition: 100% Gamay
  • Harvest time: mid- September
  • First vintage of this wine: 2006
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 15,000
  • Vinification: Full stripping and manual selection
  • 100% Malolactic fermentation
  • Matured: 6 months in vats, and 15% in casks.
  • Fermentation container: concrete
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days): 23
  • Fermentation temperature (°F): 68
  • Aging container: Oak barrel (50% of the volume)
  • Size of aging containers: 216 liters

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