Coteaux Lyonnais L’Arlequin

Baptiste Nayrand

Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Coteaux du Lyonnais

Variety

Gamay

The most extreme vineyards in the Coteaux de 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 - the highest in the region. This makes a spicy, pepper wine with a uniquely different personality that Baptiste decided to bottle on its own.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost

Soil type

Vines planted in1940s and 1990s
PruningGoblet
ExpositionEast
Altitude700 m
Vinification

All the reds are made with whole cluste, native yeast and 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. Sauvage is pressed with a small vertical basket press.

Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined. Tangential filtration only when necessary, 1 g SO2 added at bottling only when needed
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