A retired vigneron in Fleurie offered to rent Yann this parcel after tasting his wines at the local café in the town center and being impressed. He told Yann they reminded him of the wines 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
Vines planted in60 years average
Vineyard size1.5 ha total
Altitude200m to 450m
Cold carbonic maceration at 10-12ºC (50-54ºF)
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