Domaine Yohan Lardy

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Domaine Yohan Lardy; When a Man Loves a Terroir

Yohan Lardy’s youthful enthusiasm and charm are practically irresistible. As you chase him up and around his 114 year old Gamay vines in Moulin a Vent you can’t help but share his feelings of extreme good fortune in getting to work this superb site known as ‘Les Michelons.’ Digging through the loose, sandy soil of the vineyard, Yohan searches for particularly beautiful chunks of quartz, granite, and manganese to show to us as if they were buried jewels. As he points into the distance at the peak of Mont Blanc appearing out from behind the clouds he tells us, “my office has the best view!” And then to drive home what we’re all thinking, he shouts, “I love this fucking terroir!”

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Technical Sheet

Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Annual Production Total: Farming: Harvest Method: Total Estate Size: Website: Social Media:
France Beaujolais Moulin aVent, Fleurie,Chenas Yohan Lardy 2012 2,00 cases Oragnic (non-certified) Manual 7 ha Website Link Facebook

Technical Table

Wine Name Varieties Average Vine Age Soil Vuneyard Area Elevage Filteration Fining Annual Production
Moulin a Vent ‘Les Michelons’ 100% Gamay 70 years Granit, quartz, manganese 7 ha 8 months in neutral oak barrel Yes No 2,000 cases
Moulin a Vent ‘Vieilles Vignes 1903’ 100% Gamay 114 years old Granit, quartz, manganese 0.7 ha 12 months in cask No No 250 cases
Fleurie ‘Le Vivier’ 100% Gamay 60 years old Pink granitic sand 0.4 ha 6 months in neutral oak Yes No 160 cases
Chenas ‘Les Deschamps’ 100% Gamay 75 years old Granit, quartz, manganese 0.22 ha 8 months in neutral oak Yes No 125 cases
IGP Vin de France ‘Gamay Poppy’ 100% Gamay 60 years old Alluvial, clay, and limestone 0.44 ha 4 months in cement tanks No No 250 cases