Saint-Cyr

Moulin-à-Vent – 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 1955 Granite & red schists 1 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Wine from organically-grown grapes :

  • From vineyards run by the Saint-Cyr family
  • Cultivated in an environ mentally-friendly manner
  • Planted with grass or tilled
  • No chemical fertilizers
  • No herbicides
  • No pesticides
  • Size of vineyard:  1.3 Ha
  • Soil composition:  Pink Granite
  • Training method:  Gobelet
  • Elevation:  150 m
  • Vines/acre:  10,000/ha
  • Yield/acre:  35HL/Ha
  • Exposure:  Southeast
  • Year vineyard planted:  1965
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  early September
  • First vintage of this wine:  1999
  • Number bottles produced of this wine:  6,000
  • Fermentation container:  Concrete
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation:  25 days
  • Fermentation temperature:  20°C
  • Aging container:  Oak barrel
  • Size of aging container:  225
  • Age of aging container:  6 years old
  • Cooperage:  French
  • Length of aging before bottling:  12 months
  • Length of bottle aging:  6 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Eye : very deep garnet.
  • Nose : hints of iris, red and black fruits, quite ripe, almost jammy.
  • Palate : powerful, velvety tannins, blackberry jam, mineral finish, very good keeping potential.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Gamay grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1955.
  • Grown on soils of Granite & red schists.
  • 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
  • Alcohol:  13.0 %
  • pH level:  3.4
  • Acidity:  3.7 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