Château Cambon | Estate winery in the Beaujolais region of France. It was co-owned by Marcel Lapierre and Jean-Claude Chanudet but after Lapierre’s death in 2010 his half share has been taken by his widow, Marie (see Domaine Lapierre).

Vineyards | 2017 10 hectares of vines. The Cambon estate was planted originally in 1914 in three parcels in an area between Morgon and Brouilly on mixed clay-granite and calcareous sands. More vineyards were subsequently added in Brouilly. These had been conventionally farmed (many missing vines…) and which immediately went into organic conversion.

Red wines

Beaujolais Rouge AOC, Château Cambon | 2016 Lovely fruit at the Real Wine Fair 2017.

Beaujolais Rouge AOC, Cuvé du Chat | 2014 Nice width at the Real Wine Fair 2016. | 2016 Very savoury at the Real Wine Fair 2017.

Brouilly AOC, Château Cambon | 2016 Debut vintage. A little simple (but hardly suprising given the state of the vines, see above) at the Real Wine Fair 2017.

Bibliography

Real Wine Fair 2016, Tobacco Dock, London 17-18th April.

Real Wine Fair 2017, Tobacco Dock, London 7-8th May.