Coteaux du Lyonnais L’Arlequin
Vin de France
The most extreme vineyards in the Coteaux du Lyonnais appellation are found in Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost, where Baptiste has a small parcel of Gamay. These vines are planted on extremely steep slopes similar to Côte-Rôtie, but at over 700 meters above sea level, rendering them the highest in the region. This makes for a spicy, peppery wine with a uniquely different personality that Baptiste decided to bottle on its own.
Fruit comes from a single parcel located on a south facing 'Saint Julien sur Bibost' at 700m altitude, with the terroir of metamorphic rocks.
Vines planted in1940s and 1990s
All of Baptiste's reds are made with whole cluster and native yeast fermentation with no added sulfur, but the rest of the vinification changes based on Nayrand's intuitive feeling at each harvest to make the best wine possible from that year's grapes. This wine was vinified entirely in fiberglass tanks.
Elevage6 months in fiberglass tanks
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined. Light filtration with 1g of SO2 at bottling.