Domaine Saint Cyr (formerly Domaine de Bellevue) was founded by Pierre Saint Cyr in the south of Beaujolais and has remained family-owned and operated for four generations,now in the hands of his great grandson and current vigneron,Raphael.
Having taken over winemaking in 2008,Raphael's impact is undeniable as he let go of extensive Beaujolais vineyards around the winery in favor of expanding north to prestigious crus,acquiring vines in Chenas,Morgon,Moulin-a-Vent,and Regnie. He simultaneously oversaw an equally ambitious transition to organic viticulture,establishing themselves as the largest organic domaine in Beaujolais.
As their main cuvee,La Galoche is named after a small stream near the winery and is sourced from the surrounding Les Pierres Dorees (Golden Stone) vineyard comprised of clay and limestone. Prior to fermentation,the grapes were chilled overnight in preparation for whole-cluster,carbonic maceration followed by six months in concrete tanks.