The grapes, from old vines, come from six different very complementary parcels on the climates "Charmes, Corcelette, Py," located between 270 and 420 m altitude.
Our generous and fleshy Morgon offers notes of black cherries and spices; the pallet is ample possessing beautiful silky tannins. To prolong the pleasure, a few years of care and ageing will be welcome.
From the 2018 vintage, two superb parcels make up this cuvee, one at 270 meters on the locality "Grand Prés" bringing generosity and the other at 450 altitude, bringing a nice acidity and freshness, planted on an exceptional terroir of granitic mother rock, on the place called "La Tonne". Slightly sloping and therefore not mechanized, the ground work is done with a winch system and pickaxe to ensure our good physical shape!
Raised like a great Burgundy, this seductive Fleurie impresses with its purity with nose bouquets of violets, iris mixed with red berries, wild strawberries, raspberries and on the palate, freshness dominates combining purity and minerality. To prolong the pleasure, a few years of care and ageing will be welcome.
This Beaujolais’ cru, often underestimated, does not have to be ashamed of its neighbor Morgon. Our Regnié comes from distinct and complementary types of land, one composed of deep granitic sand bringing greediness, conviviality and the other of stony soils of ancient alluvium bringing spicy notes and structure to the wine.
A little less macerated on skins than the two other crus, it will be appreciated from the bottling by its friendliness. On the nose, the vine peach dominates, followed by a smooth mouth with velvet tannins.
His mission is to enjoy your pallet around a good paté or dried sausage, * Wine in conversion to organic farming (fr-bio-15)
This Cuvée "wild soul" impresses with its friendliness, its freshness, an unpretentious fruit bomb. 100% Gamay based, it blends different Beaujolais-Villages.
Only certain years, when many parameters are combined, The “Cuvée splendide”, coming exclusively from the old vines of the domain, will perhaps come out from our range.
The final decision to market one of the estate's wines under the label "Splendide" will only be made in the spring during the final racking and blending of the selected wine. The qualities sought for this cuvée are purity mixed with generosity and freshness. The maturity of the grapes must be optimal thanks to sunny weather and an irreproachable fruit health. The aromas burst with precision, the velvet tannins are elegant, melted but present to offer a good aging potential and the acidity balances the whole.
This gamay bubble vinified in traditional method, brute without dosage will soon be available.
Adorned with a pale salmon dress and a bouquet of rose and raspberry, the charm already operates.
In the mouth, a refreshing attack of bright fruit, apple, raspberry, leads the dance with fine bubbles. A sensual and tasty finish with a nice length in the mouth continues the pleasure.
Festive, light, aromatic and very low sulphited, it will find its place day and night!
« To consider each individual vine as a unique , living individual. »
Organic agriculture has been put in place for the totality of the domaine since its creation with six acres of vines are certified « AB » (agriculture biologique), 4 additional acres are in organic conversion, and the remaining 10 acres are meadow.
All chemical, synthetic fertilizer and herbicide are banished: we prefer to stimulate the microbiological life, with the contributions of composted fertilizer. The soils are plowed and turned over at specific times throughout the growing season. Each year we assemble teas and fermented extracts which are based on plants taken from the farm, such as nettle, eagle fern and horsetail which reinforce the vine’s natural defenses.
The vines extend on 10 acres and three appellations :
Here, wine is made with raisins and not with oeneological products.
The harvest date is a decisive moment which will determine the quality of the finished wine. Therefore, we harvest when the grape is completely ripe and mature. The harvest is conducted entirely by hand and a careful selection is done in the vineyard, before each vine, so that only the grape bunches which will go into the tank are returned to the winery. Each transport bin is large as well as shallow so that grapes are not crushed in transit.
The whole grape clusters are loaded into the tanks by gravity and saturated with inert gas CO2 in order to begin the alcoholic fermentation in an anaerobic state. This choice will lend a crunchy, savory quality to the wines. Once the tanks are full, in order to begin the fermentation slowly, a gently foot crushing is applied with care. After one to three weeks of fermentation at low temperatures, the raisins are manually removed from the tank, without the aid of pump, and the juice drains from the solids slowly, during 24 hours, in a vertical wooden basket press. Once racked from the fermentation tanks, the wines are aged on their fine lees in oak barrels of 228 litres, average age of 10 years, from 8 to 10 months.
The wines are racked from barrel and blended in tank for a period of one month before being bottling at the domaine.
You can buy our wine directly at the domaine
or contact our retailers
Restaurants amis aux environs :
la dolce vita, auberge du paradis, Joséphine à table, Aux terrasses , L’ô des vignes
Thanks to Sylvie Potel
for her pictures