We are in the south of the great Burgundy, in the Beaujolais where the Saint Amour covers no more than 350 ha, at the border of the Burgundian Cru of Saint-Véran, at the conjunction of the sedimentary Burgundian soils and the volcanic Beaujolais soils. The Domaine Joseph Burrier acquired in 2007 one hectare vineyard of the climat ‘Côte de Besset’. In front of the village of Saint Véran, on the wide, steep slope of Mount Besset (the first high hill constituting the Beaujolais vineyard) the plot is facing East on a granitic scree slope.
Grape variety: Gamay 100% - Average age of the vines: 40 years. The vineyard is managed to promote microbial life in the soil, to encourage deep rooting of the vines. Strict control of the yields; culture respectful of the environment, 100% hand picked.
The wine shows a bright ruby color, intense but not very deep and develops cherry, raspberry and strawberry aromas. The mouth is pure, light but with a good intensity, complex, dominated by small red fruits, gingerbread and white pepper.