Saint-Cyr

Beaujolais Rouge – 2014

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
  • Wine from organically-grown grapes :
    – from vineyards run by the Saint-Cyr family,
    – cultivated in an environmentally-friendly manner,
    – planted with grass or tilled,
    – no chemical fertilizers,
    – no herbicides,
    – no pesticides.
  • Carbonic maceration, natural yeast. Wine with all the fruit of the Gamay variety.
  • Size of vineyard:  5 ha
  • Soil composition:  Clay and limestone
  • Training method:  Guillot
  • Elevation:  300 m
  • Vines/acre:  7500/ha
  • Yield/acre:  35 HL/ha
  • Exposure:  East
  • Year vineyard planted:  1960, 1980
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  Mid-September
  • First vintage of this wine:  1980
  • Number of bottles produced of this wine:  25,000
  • Fermentation container:  Concrete
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation:  12 days
  • Fermentation temperature:  25°C
  • Aging container:  Concrete
  • Size of aging container:  8,300 L
Winemaker's Notes
  • Eye : superb, purplish-ruby color.
  • Nose : very ripe red and black berry fruits.
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
  • Varietal composition:  100% Gamay
  • Alcohol:  12.5%
  • pH level:  3.2
  • Acidity:  3.5 g/L

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