Chateau Jalousie Beaulieu Bordeaux Superieur 2016
The vineyard was acquired by family Duporge in 1910. The domain, then called "Jalousy", was bought by Pierre Auguste Duporge and his son Fernand Duporge from Mrs. Guiard and Mrs. Herissé. Pierre Auguste and Fernand were wine growers and barrel makers. They merged all the scattered fragments of land into one unified property. In 1930, the vineyard was mainly white wine, extended over approximately 35 hectares and produced around 1,800 hectolitres a year. Joined by Fernand's son, Henri Duporge, in 1934, Jalousy gradually flourished.
Henri's son, Pierre Duporge eventually joined the company, as well as his sister Marie-Hélène Duporge. In 1968, they expanded the vineyard in places around David and Beaulieu. In 1992, the domain Jalousy became "Jalousie Beaulieu" and the holding "Société Civile d'Exploitation Agricole" was born.
Philippe Person, Marie-Hélène Duporge's son, took over the ownership of the 93-hectare vineyard, and in 2001, he signed a leasing contract with two wine holdings "Château Pascaud" and "Château de Marze". Between 2004 and 2016, the domain continued to expand. Reaching 160 hectares by 2016. Philippe Person and his son Pierre Person are now working together to develop Château Jalousie Beaulieu. Aware of the challenges that await them, particularly the ecological and qualitative challenges, they are proud to promote a human adventure that began more than a century ago.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.