Tasting notes from Thomas Calder:
“Diaclase (about 800cs): from sandy granite soils. It will be available in the fall. Beautiful grainy black fruit, and a significant step up from the Chamodere (entry level wine not offered here). Real expression of terroir here. Nice crunch, Some spice notes. Structured and aerien. ”
In just his first vintage at the helm, Cédric Lecareux was chosen as the Discovery of the Vintage in the Revue du Vin de France from over one hundred of the top estates in Beaujolais, and dozens of newcomers :
“Good-bye Languedoc, hello Beaujolais
After having vinified gamay at the family domaine in the Auvergne, Cédric Lecareux, 37 years old, former technical director of Gertrand Bertrand in the Languedoc, wanted to produce in a region he holds dear. With his wife Catherine, like him an agricultural engineer, they bought 3.16 hectares in the lieu-dit La Plaigne, in the terroir of Régnié, which he is converting to organic viticulture. His children were responsible for finding the poetic names of his cuvées (Diaclase, Cossinelle…). The elevages in wood are exact, the juice is precise.
The couple believes in Beaujolais; we believe in them.
The bottled wines show as well as those still in elevage. The fruit is privileged. The silky matter is balanced by long digestible tannins. A promising vintage to discover in its youth.
Domaine Les Capréoles (16-17 points/20)
Diaclase: a cuvée with the aromas of a basket of fruit. Pretty silky tannins.” – Revue du Vin de France