About the producer: Domaine Terres Dorées
Located in Charnay, north of Lyon, Domaine Terres Dorees has attracted the attention of the French and American press and, was recently rated as one of the ‘four star’ producers in Beaujolais by Robert Parker. Jean Paul Brun, owner and winemaker, aims to produce old fashioned Beaujolais style. Using traditional winemaking techniques from Burgundy, where no semi carbonic maceration takes place but instead destemming of the grapes and long maceration with pigeage, his artisanal wines have structure and character and reflect their terroir but also his sensibility. His belief is that the Gamay grape expresses itself best at a lower degree of alcohol and by using grape’s indigenous yeasts. View our selection.
Jean Paul started Terres Dorées in 1979 with 4 hectares of vines in Charnay, southern Beaujolais, which benefits from a slightly warmer weather. Today he owns 30 hectares of vineyards in The Terres Dorees including 20 hectares of vines spread across other Beaujolais’s crus: Côte de Brouilly, Morgon, Moulin a Vent and Fleurie, all of which are on granite soils. His vineyards are planted with traditional grape variety Gamay but also some Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Roussanne.
Beaujolais AOC: Blanc Classic, Rosé d’Folie, Le Ronsay, and L’Ancien
Beaujolais 1er cru: Fleurie ‘Grille Midi’, Moulin A Vent, Morgon Côte du Py Javernières , Côte de Brouilly
Bourgogne AOC: Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Cremant de Bourgogne Extra Brut “Charme”
Vin de Pays: Roussanne (white), Pinot Noir (red) and Methode Ancestrale “FRV 100” (Sparkling Gamay)