Château de Corcelles

Terroir & Vineyard

In the middle of the Beaujolais crus, Château de Corcelles enjoys a truly diverse landscape with the mountains on one side and the vast plain of the Saône on the other. This diversity is also linked to the geology of the region, which is particularly complex. Between woods, moors, streams, and hills, the estate’s surroundings nourish the territory’s rich biodiversity.

A mosaic of terroirs for a multi-faceted expression of Gamay

In a semi-continental climate with Mediterranean influences, each plot reveals its character depending on its location within the vineyard.

  • Beaujolais Blanc


    Planted around the château in Pruzilly and Corcelles en Beaujolais, the Chardonnay vines flourish on clay-limestone soil. This well-balanced soil

  • Beaujolais


    Mainly in Corcelles, on sandy loam scattered with slightly calcareous veins, the Beaujolais from the Estate produces a fruity Gamay

  • Beaujolais Villages


    The Beaujolais Villages are spread over four vineyards located from north to south, de Pruzilly – Saint-Vérand, Jullié, Charentay and

  • Brouilly


    Next come our plots of Brouilly, located partly in Charentay and Saint Etienne-la-Varenne. The vines grow in shallow soil directly

  • Morgon


    Located in Villié-Morgon, our Morgon vines take root in shallow granite soils mixed with schist. Here the Gamay develops its

  • Fleurie


    Finally, our Fleurie vines grow in granite sands to the southeast and north of the village of Fleurie, on the

A step towards the Environment

At Corcelles, we base our work in the vineyard on three fundamental areas: knowledge, respect for the terroir, and concern for the environment.

Château de Corcelles Vendangeur

For many years, Château de Corcelles has been committed to an eco-responsible approach, from cultivating the vine to vinifying its wines. Therefore, we have put into place certain practices, such as grassing the plots, which facilitates the development of the biological activity of the soils or training the vines to favor the mechanical work of the ground and banning chemical weedkillers.

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The Estate received its Terra Vitis certification in 2019 and the High Environmental Value (HVE) label in 2020 for its choices in crop protection, water management, and its particular attention to biodiversity conservation.

Terra Vitis Haute Valeur Environnementale

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