Chateau de Bachelards

France

Chateau de Bachelards
No carbonic maceration and no chemicals. Countess Alexandra de Vazeilles is a pioneer of premium biodynamic winemaking in Beaujolais

Revolutionary wines from Beaujolais

The wines have their own identity and are unlike any others; they specifically express the Château des Bachelards’ terroir.

The Chateau des Bachelards estate in Fleurie has more than 900 years of history, but in recent years it has become one of the most dynamic producers of the entire region thanks to the energy and vision of Alexandre de Vazeilles. She switched the 12 hectares of 60- to 100-year-old vineyards to biodynamic cultivation, a rarity in Beaujolais.

More daring still was the way she introduced the winemaking techniques she learned from working at Chateau Latour in Pauillac and Domaine de Montile in Volnay, “except without all the new oak,”.

Pioneers in organic and biodynamic agriculture in Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent and Saint-Amour.

Their wines have been certified organic since 2007, DEMETER since 2015 and Biodyvin since 2020. When it comes to naturalness and biodynamic farming, Bachelards ticks all the boxes. Gamay, their king grape variety of granitic soils, is one of the rare French indigenous grape varieties. Less than 10% of the grape varieties planted in France are. These wines are unique and distinctive.

The Château des Bâchelards vineyard was created by the Benedictine monks of Cluny in around 1100. This was the southernmost monastic vineyard in Burgundy. The grapevines are continguous and surround the château, bordered by hedgerows and our agroforestry project. This all means the estate benefits from a unique and superb biotope.

Their soil has been free from chemicals for over 14 years and that really changes the style of their wines. The wines from this region are often all produced in the same way. Not many professionals are able to recognise these wines in a blind tasting, because they are so unique. The Château des Bâchelards' wines are a combination of elegant Burgundy wines and delicious Rhône Valley wines.

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Fleurie Comtesse de Vazeilles Chateau des Bachelards

2018

Unique, Biodynamic and with the finesse of Burgundy and charm of Rhone valley
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Fleurie Comtesse de Vazeilles Chateau De Bachelards 2018
€30.00
750ml
Ready, but will improve
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Chateau de Bachelards

Moulin a Vent

2020

Welcome to the seductive dark side of Beaujolais
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Moulin a Vent Comtesse de Vazeilles Chateau des Bachelards
€32.00
750ml
Ready, but will keep
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Chateau de Bachelards

Fleurie

2018

Welcome to the delightful deep end of contemporary Beaujolais! This Biodynamic Fleurie is spectacular, having received a whopping 96/100 from international wine critic James Suckling.
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Fleurie Chateau des Bachelards
€32.00
750ml
Ready, but will keep
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Chateau de Bachelards

Saint Amour

2020

Light, delightfully floral, fruit-packed, spicy, and utterly wonderful to drink – wow!
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Saint Amour Comtesse de Vazeilles Chateau des Bachelards
€30.00
750ml
Ready, but will improve
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Chateau de Bachelards

Fleurie Les Clos

2018

A premium, single vineyard Fleurie that is one of the very best Beaujolais in the world
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Fleurie Les Clos Comtesse De Vazeilles Chateau des Bachelards
€79.00
750ml
Ready, but will improve