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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Beaujolais Blanc “Terrain Rouge”
Chardonnay Planted in 2015 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Régnié “En Voiture Simone...”
Gamay 50-60 years old Sandy granite 1.5 ha
Régnié “Grain et Granit”
Gamay Planted in 1932, 1946 Granite 2 ha
Morgon
Gamay 50-60 years old Granite, alluvial sand 2 ha
Morgon “Vieilles Vignes”
Gamay Planted in 1929, 1936, 1962-63 Sandy granite 2.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

•Biodynamic farming: aeration of the soil, herbal infusions, natural composts, cover crops; planting, pruning, racking, and bottling in accordance with the lunar calendar
•Domaine is in the process of seeking organic certification
•Naturally low yields from mostly old vines
•Grapes are hand-harvested
•Fermentation with indigenous yeasts

Red wines
•100% whole-cluster fermentation
•Vinified at low temperature
•Infusion-style vinification without punchdowns or pumpovers
•Maceration lasts approximately 3 weeks before décuvage
Élevage lasts 8-10 months
•Unfined and unfiltered
•Sulfur added only at bottling

Beaujolais Blanc “Terrain Rouge”
•Sourced from a parcel in the commune of Corcelles-en-Beaujolais
•Grapes are whole-cluster pressed directly after harvest
•Fermented and aged in 50% tank, 50% new demi-muids
•Small doses of sulfur added after malolactic fermentation and at bottling
•Bottled approximately 9 months after harvest

Régnié “En Voiture Simone…”
•Sourced from climat Le Village
•Fermented and aged in concrete tank
•The label is a photo of Charly’s grandparents from the 1950s (Simon was his grandmother’s name); the name of the wine roughly translates to “let’s go”

Régnié “Grain & Granit”
•Sourced from lieux-dits Les Braves and Oeillat
•Granite bedrock sits below a thin layer of topsoil
•Fermented and aged in concrete tank

Morgon
•Sourced from climats Douby and Les Charmes
•Fermented and aged in concrete tank

Morgon “Vieilles Vignes”
•Sourced from climat Douby (lieux-dits Pérou, Le Clachet, Les Bresses)
•Aged in used 228-liter Burgundian barriques

General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Morgon, Régnié, Beaujolais
Producer
Charly & Jean-Paul Thévenet
Founded
1960's
Annual Production
2,000 cases
Farming
Biodynamic (practicing)
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