Billards, Domaine des

Domaine des Billards

Situated at the mid-point of the sloping vineyards of Saint Amour, the Domaine des Billards belongs to the Barbet and Teissier families. This domaine has a long and storied history: an ancient parchment order book still in the family’s possession shows a number of prestigious customers in Paris in the 18th Century, among them a sale , in 1774, of 10 barrels to Marquis Turgot, Louis XVI’s Finance Minister. Today, they produce around 6,000 cases annually from their 5.26 hectares. The soil is composed of sandstone pebbles underlying granite outcroppings at a depth of 50cm to 1 meter and beneath that, layers of clay. Farming is very traditional and natural, with no use of herbicides. The soil is regularly ploughed to develop the biodiversity: the Domaine des Billards is today a paradise for worms and beetles! The traditional winemaking process lasts between 12 to 15 days and the use of a weighted grill to keep the “crust” submerged in the fermenting juices leads to a more effective extraction of tannins.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB7716-16
Sustainable
93+ JG
Saint-Amour (Barbet)
2016
Gamay
The traditional vinification lasts between 12 to 15 days; they use a weighted grill to keep the “crust” submerged in the fermenting juices... Read More
France Beaujolais

DB7716-15
Sustainable
Saint-Amour (Barbet)
2015
Gamay
The traditional vinification lasts between 12 to 15 days; they use a weighted grill to keep the “crust” submerged in the fermenting juices... Read More
France Beaujolais

DB0401-09
Sustainable
94+ JG
Saint-Amour Réserve Caveau (Barbet)
2009
Gamay
This wine is sold out. The traditional vinification lasts between 12 to 15 days; they use a weighted grill to keep the “crust”... Read More
France Beaujolais

DB1313-11
Sustainable
Saint-Amour "Clos des Billards" Reserve (Barbet)
2011
Gamay
Le Clos des Billards is a one hectare monopole within the “les Billards” vineyard in Saint-Amour. This special reserve wine was created... Read More
France Beaujolais