A truly delightful chardonnay from Beaujolais. Your everyday drinker, if you please!
Yellow pale color with golden hues. Aromas of apple, pear, quince with hints of citrus, fennel and anise.
1.34 acres of Chardonnay vines. 3 year old plots located near Lantignie in the lieu-dit "Les Monthieux". Very poor and meager sandy granite. 300 meter elevation. Southern exposure.
Organic. Plowing the soil with horses and only adding sulfur and cooper in the vines. Manual pruning in "guyot" style. Manual harvest. Pneumatic press. Fermentation at low temperature with native yeasts. No sulfites added during fermentation. Malolactic fermentation, SO2 added before bottling.
Frédéric Sornin is a 9th generation winemaker who took over his family estate in 1978. He produces certified organic wines and tend over 35 acres, divided between holdings in Beaujolais- Villages, Lantignie, Cru Regnie and the Cru Morgon “Les Charmes”.
The average age of vines are 50-60 year old and his production yield is very low between 20 to 40 hl/ha depending on the conditions of the year. Frédéric farms his land naturally and fermentation progresses in a leisurely fashion with indigenous yeasts. Grapes are hand harvested and only a tiny bit of sulfur is added at bottling.