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With their property in the centre of Villié Morgon, the Calot brothers, François and Jean, are doyens of this famous cru where they own 12 hectares spread across six differing climats. A visit to the cuverie is an extremely pleasurable experience, every cuvée has to be tasted before descending to the cave to search for older bottles. Such infectious enthusiasm is captured in the bottle; these wines sing the Beaujolais hymn to ripe fruit, while at the same time, more subtly, engaging the intellect with their complexity and elegant structure.
Grapes are pressed in an old-fashioned vertical press and then matured in a combination of small and large wooden casks. François produces a number of different bottlings each year, culminating in the Tête de Cuvée, which is one of the richest and most complex wines produced in the whole region. Like most of François`s wines, it benefits from cellar ageing.