Chateau Jalousie Beaulieu Bordeaux Superieur 2018
This wine has an intense garnet red colour with purple reflections. With a beautiful aromatic power, the nose opens on notes of ripe fruit that evoke wild blackberry and redcurrant. Beautiful smoky, peppery notes appear and confer a beautiful complexity. On the palate, the mouth presents a solid structure with coated tannins. The mid-palate is fruity, keeping a great freshness and a nice balance. Subtle woody notes with vanilla bean and toasted brioche aromas contribute to a long finish.
In 1962, Henri's son, Pierre Duporge joined the company. Two years later, his sister Marie-Hélène Duporge joined it too. In 1968, they expanded the vineyard in places around David and Beaulieu. In 1970, they founded an Agricultural Land Grouping (in French "Groupement Foncier Agricole", GFA). In 1992, the domain Jalousy became "Jalousie Beaulieu" and the holding "Société Civile d'Exploitation Agricole" was born. In 1999, Philippe Person, Marie-Hélène Duporge's son, took over the ownership of the 93-hectare vineyard. In 2001, he signed a leasing contract with two wine holdings "Château Pascaud" and "Château de Marze", which included 26 hectares of planted vineyards. Between 2004 and 2016, Philippe Person further expanded the domain. In 2016, the total farming area of the holding "SCEA des Vignobles Jalousie Beaulieu" reached 160 hectares. His son, Pierre Person, joined the enterprise in 2016 to support the marketing strategy of the company. Pierre is the sixth generation of this family-run business.
From a very young age, Pierre PERSON was interested in life at the Château. He follows his father everywhere and joins the teams in the vineyard during summer training courses. He discovers in particular lifting and de-stemming. 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.