Philippe and Catherine Jambon started their domaine in Chasselas in the northern Beaujolais in 1997. Over the years they have acquired 3.5 hectares of micro parcels scattered around the area. From the beginning their drive has been the same: to tend their vineyards with care and without chemicals – “logically” as Philippe puts it – and to make wines without any additions, giving them the time in barrel that they need. Tasting in Philippe's cellar is remarkable; a journey back through many vintages tasting wines that are still working and finding their place a good few years into their lives. The bottled results are hard to come by and totally jaw dropping.
Philippe’s vineyards were hit by devastating hailstorms in two consecutive years. He lost the majority of his harvest. As a result he started a small négociant enterprise working with other vignerons in Beaujolais to make certain cuvées in a Jambon style. This is one such wine, made with Louis Damien Bouchacourt. Delicious, juicy Gamay with all those peppery, granitic notes hitting just the right spots.