Domaine de Foretal

Jean-Yves Perraud

8 ha

Domaine de Foretal is situated in the small village of Vauxrenard, located between Fleurie and Chenas in the northern Beaujolais. The Perrauds have grown grapes there for five generations and today it is Jean-Yves Perraud who is in charge of the property. Since taking over in 2000, Jean-Yves has introduced a number of sustainable farming practices such as planting grass between the rows to prevent erosion and finding alternatives to pesticides.


Beaujolais Villages
The Beaujolais-Villages is produced from 40 year old vines grown on sandy granite soils in Vauxrenard. The grapes are all harvested by hand and fermented in the traditional Beaujolais manner. These thin hillside soils give the wine its floral expression and its concentrated minerality.


Moulin A Vent
The Moulin A Vent is produced from one hectare of vines divided into two parcels, “Greneriers” and “Thorins”. The vineyards are planted at a density of 11,000 plants per hectare in the “gobelet” manner. After a manual harvest, Jean-Yves carries out his semi-carbonic fermentations in stainless steel, keeping the parcels separate until an assemblage is made before bottling.
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