A retired vigneron in Fleurie offered to rent Yann this parcel after tasting his wines at the local café in the town center (he was quite impressed). The vigneron told Yann that the wines reminded him of the bottles he drank when he was a young winemaker in Fleurie, and wanted Yann to continue the tradition of this type of winemaking. This old vine parcel officially is classified as Beaujolais appellation, but lies just across the path from Fleurie designated vineyards. Like everything at the domaine, this wine is naturally vinified without any added yeast or SO2.
Courcelles & Lancié
Vine age60 years average
Vineyard size1.5 ha total
Altitude200m to 450m
Cold carbonic maceration at 10-12ºC (50-54ºF). Grapes are picked twice and verified separately. The old vines were picked with higher acidity and alcohol than the younger vines. 0.5G total SO2 at bottling.
Elevage2/3 concrete tanks, 1/3 used barrels
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled unfiltered by gravity following the lunar calendar
Total production average5,000 bottles