Domaine Marion Pral

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In the heart of the Pays des Pierres Dorées in the most southern tip of the Beaujolais region, Domaine Marion Pral practices ecological farming on their 45 acres of vines. The estate is located in the hamlet of La Roche in Saint-Laurent-d’Oingt, 10 miles from Villefranche, capital of the Beaujolais. Pascal Chatelus, his wife Marion Pral, and their family have been farming the estate for several generations. All vineyards are located on granite-based south and southwest-facing hillside soils. Harvests are done by hand.

Wines from Domaine Marion Pral

 

Domaine Marion Pral Beaujolais “Cuvée Terroir”

Blend: 100% Gamay, 45 year old vines
Aging: 8 months in concrete tanks

Roses, ripe cherry, and strawberry dominate in the nose and on an exuberantly ripe palate with hints of fruit pit bitterness offering counterpoint. Attractive suggestions of salt and stone, and a soft texture. A landmark AOP Beaujolais bottling that’s more reminiscent of lighter crus such as Fleurie and Brouilly.

Domaine Marion Pral Bourgogne Blanc – Chardonnay

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 8 months in older French oak 600 liter barrels (50%) and in concrete tanks (50%)

Hand harvested, made form 25 year old vines growing on chalky and clayish soils. A rich wine with aromas of exotic fruit, green apple, and sweet smoky notes. On the palate, the wine is round, mineral, with sweet white fruits and notes of vanilla, spice, and smoke.

Domaine Marion Pral Beaujolais Blanc

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 8 months in concrete tanks

An uncommon and thrilling kind of terroir for Chardonnay, down in granite-rich Beaujolais. Its bright gold color and aromas of white flower, apple, and exotic fruits have a bright, clear focus that’s impossible to miss just on the nose. That’s even more the case on the palate, where its round, silky texture and lightly nutty finish throw these dazzling flavors into sharp relief. Fantastic with grilled oysters or chicken, Camembert, and hearty salads.

Domaine Marion Pral Morgon “Les Charmes”

Blend: 100% Gamay
Aging: 6 to 8 months in older French demi-muid barrels

Marion Pral, her husband Pascal Chatelus, and their family were generations ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainable farming their 45 acres of vines at Domaine Marion Pral in Beaujolais, a vanguard in a region that for years was one of the worst offenders in terms of chemical-laden viticulture. They make this tiny production from their handful of vines in Morgon’s prestigious Les Charmes at their winery in the heart of the Pays des Pierres Dorées, in the most southern tip of the Beaujolais region. All vineyards are located on south and southwest facing hillside granite-based soils, and are harvested by hand. Beaujolais’s most admired and longest-lived Cru is an optimal way to showcase the caliber of winemaking at Domaine Marion Pral. Les Charmes shows why it’s one of Morgon’s top vineyard sites as rich berries mesh harmoniously with a firm tannic streak and layers of brown spice and dried rose petal that unfurl seductively as the wine relaxes into a plush, weighty finish. A strong line of acidity keeps everything lively enough to wash down some charcuterie, rotisserie chicken, creamy mushroom pasta, or Thai curries with a little heat to them.

Domaine Marion Pral Moulin-à-Vent

Blend: 100% Gamay, 45 year old vines
Aging: 8 to 10 months in older French oak 600 liter barrels

An 800 case production wine made from 45+-year-old vines growing on the slopes of Mount Beaujolais. A complex nose with rich extracted red fruits and berries leads to a sturdy and fruity palate on a subtle layer of soft brown spice. A very elegant cru Beaujolais that can be enjoyed now or aged for up to 6 years.

Domaine Marion Pral Beaujolais Nouveau

Blend: 100% Gamay

Time to celebrate, the Beaujolais Nouveau is here! Enjoy this handcrafted, 100% Gamay Nouveau made by our eco-friendly winemakers, Marion and Pascal Chatelus. A fun young wine to be enjoyed with all of your light fare within the next year. Made from older vines growing on granite soils on hillside vineyards facing Southeast.

Domaine Marion Pral Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé 

Blend: 100% Gamay

Time to celebrate, the Beaujolais Nouveau is here! This fun young Rose wine is made from 100% Gamay to be enjoyed with all of your light fare or by itself within the next year. Chill, pull cork, and enjoy this unique Nouveau from our eco-friendly winemakers, Marion and Pascal Chatelus!

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