Château Rouland, Benoît Camus
Region: Beaujoulais, France
Wine type: Red
About: Benoit Camus is a real livewire. Whether working in the vines, in conversation or riding his battered motorcycle it is clear he is a man of rare energy and his wines follow suit. Benoit farms four hectares spread over eight parcels around Ville-sur-
Jarnioux in Beaujolais’ south. The terroir is complex. Predominantly limestone, with some clay, granite and marl in the mix. He lives there in a caravan hidden away in one of the parcels he lovingly refers to as ‘Chateau Roulant’.
Darker, deeper and a little more wild than his other wines, though the limestone lends great freshness.