DOMAINE DE VERNUS
The Best of Beaujolais
Domaine de Vernus, created in 2019, is located in the heart of the vineyards, in the municipality of Régnié-Durette a hamlet of Vernus. It covers an area just over 12 hectares of vines. The plots have been meticulously selected according to their location, the quality of the soil and the health of the plants.
At Domaine de Vernus, Frédéric Jametton and Guillaume Rouget have joined forces to produce only red wines, mostly Crus, using healthy and sustainable viticulture practices and approaches.
The wines of the estate are made from the unique and emblematic grape variety of the region – Gamay Noir au jus blanc. The average age of the vines range between 55 – 60 years old and they are pruned in the traditional goblet style, without trellising. Work in the vineyard is incredibly meticulous, using horse-driven ploughs and hand harvesting. Yields are also kept low, between 35 to 45 hectolitres per hectare.
The harvested grapes are collected in small boxes. Sorting is done both in the vineyard and in the winery – similar to that at Domaine Emmanuel Rouget. Bunches are then partially or totally destemmed depending on the Cru and vintage conditions.
This is a truly exciting project to watch unfold as Rouget and Jametton take Beaujolais and Gamay to another level of quality and class.