Le Grappin Fleurie-Poncié

Appellation: Fleurie-Poncié Cuvée: Colour: Red Grapes: Gamay About: From old goblet-trained vines at the top of Poncié, along the ridge high above the village, and one of the celebrated vineyards of Fleurie. Inspired by Jules Chauvet’s fermentation notes from 1972. Vines Location: one of 13 named vineyards in Fleurie Size: a few rows Age: planted … Continue reading Le Grappin Fleurie-Poncié

Charly Thevenet Régnié Grains et Granit

Appellation: Régnié. Cuvée: Grains et Granit. Colour: Red. Grapes: Gamay. About: Charly puts everything into making just one wine from very old vines in Régnié, Beaujolais’s newest, and least well-known Cru. It’s a wine that will turn heads and pre-conceptions. For it has all the structure of Cru Bourgogne with silky tannins and vibrant freshness, … Continue reading Charly Thevenet Régnié Grains et Granit

Charly Thevenet

Who: Charly Thevenet What: Régnié, Beaujolais Where: Villié-Morgon, Rhône-Alpes When: 2007 The Story Charly Thevenet is the son of Jean-Paul, who himself started making natural wine in the 1980’s as a friend of, and motivated by, Marcel Lapierre, along with Jean Foillard and Guy Breton. Charly worked with his father and also with Lapierre, before … Continue reading Charly Thevenet

Jean-Paul Thevenet

Who: Jean-Paul Thevenet. What: Morgon. Where: Villié-Morgon, Rhône-Alpes. When: Since 1984. The Story Jean-Paul Thevenet was the third generation to work his family’s small farm based in Morgon. When he took over at the end of the 1970’s, the region’s wines were in a poor way due to mass production by chemical agriculture, over-cropping, harvesting … Continue reading Jean-Paul Thevenet