Vins Perrachon
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Vigne centenaire au Chateau de la Bottière - Vins PerrachonOur Approach to Winemaking

Our domain covers 26 hectares and produces 8 appellations: 6 crus (Chénas, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent and Saint-Amour) plus the appellations Beaujolais (White, Rosé and Red) and Beaujolais-Villages. We are the independent domain that offers the most comprehensive selection in Beaujolais. Our strong points are

This dynamic strategy allows us to grow. Our reputation, validated by numerous prises and awards, is now strong from Paris to Seattle.

The Best of Beaujolais

At the opposite of yield maximizations practices of some, Laurent Perrachon offers very high quality wines that have received numerous awards, like "coups de coeur" from the Guide Hachette.

Our red and rose wines come from a single varietal, the gamay. Our vines are pruned short, in "gobelet" and "Cordon de Royat". Part of the property is planted with very old vines, 80 to 100 years old, like the one at left! Our white Beaujolais is made of chardonnay, the traditional varietal of the great white Burgundies.

Here, the harvest is still done by hand. Traditional Burgundy winemaking techniques are combined with the carbonic maceration typical of Beaujolais. Fermenting lasts 6 to 8 days for our "Villages" up to 14 days for our "Cuvées Spéciales". The wines are then maturing slowly in our 1702 cellar, to the bottling, starting around Easter.

Wines Fit for Ageing

Some of our wines can age more than 5 years to reach their best. We have opened recently a 10 year old bottle of Julienas Vieilles Vignes, which was superb . In an article by the trade magazine "l'Hôtellerie-Restauration" from novembre 2002, the journalist relates the tasting of a 30 year old bottle which was "a régal" (fit for a king). In July 2014, our Julienas Vieilles Vignes has been greatly appreciated during a prestige wine tasting at the Hotel Saint James Albany in Paris.

Three Lines of Beaujolais Respecting Tradition

The Domain offers three lines of wines. We are also the independant winemaker offering the largest offering, without "négoce": six on the ten in the appellation.