Chateau Cambon Beaujolais 2020

Chateau Cambon Beaujolais 2020

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Chateau Cambon is a vineyard and old Chateau planted in 1914 between Morgon and Brouilly that was rescued by three friends in the 1990s: Marie and Marcel Lapierre along with Jean-Claude Chanudet. Marie's father had run Chateau Cambon in the 1950s and 1960s, gaining notoriety for being among the first to export Beaujolais to Italy, and then being shunned by the establishment for not getting on board the chemical spray regimens being championed at the time. By the 1990s it was in disrepair and Marie stepped in to rescue her father's vines. Her husband, Marcel Lapierre was one of the most influential Beaujolais producers of the past 40 years, called the 'godfather of Gamay' for his role in the Gang of Four, who restored the reputation of Beaujolais from the mass-produced Nouveau that nearly ruined the entire region. Not only that, but the Gang of Four was in many ways the spearhead of the natural wine movement. Though Marcel passed away in 2010, Marie and her son Matthieu now make the wine at Chateau Cambon with Marie's lifelong friend Jean-Claude Chanudet, a natural Beaujolais legend in his own right, known for Domaine Chamonard with his wife Genevieve. They took over her family's estate in 1990. Jean-Claude is famously nicknamed 'The Cat' for his tendency to disappear for days and then come back.

The simply named "Chateau Cambon," labeled outside the appellation system, is made in the same old enormous barrels used by Marie Lapierre's father. It's a ripe and generous Gamay, with the perfect amount of spice and blueberry crunch to complement the juicy, red fruit. This is the unpretentious, soul-satisfying Beaujolais many of us dream about. The last few vintages in the region were challenging, but the 2019s, and this one in particular, are back to form. Wildly delicious. [Jonathan Kemp, November 2021]





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