Domaine Yohan Lardy Beaujolais Blanc
  • Winery

    Yohan Lardy




    France / Beaujolais / Beaujolais-Villages

    Wine style              

    Beaujolais Blanc



    Domaine Yohan Lardy Beaujolais Blanc

    • Fifth generation wine grower, 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!”

      Eight-year-old chardonnay vines planted at 150 meters elevation near Cru Fleurie. The plot has clay and silt soils and is situated at east to west exposure. Hand harvested, and immediately pressed. Fermentation with native yeast at cool temperatures. Six months aging on fine lees in stainless steel.