2020-C 2020 Yohan Lardy Les Bruyères Beaujolais-Villages Blanc AOP, France (750ml)
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Bright golden robe. Inviting aromas of ripe stone fruit set against chalky minerality. The palate is fresh, crisp and pure, showing an exotic medley of ﬂavors: yellow peach, quince and dragon fruit, tempered with a charming ﬂoral note. Beautiful texture all the way through with mouthwatering acidity and a bright, juicy ﬁnish. A beautiful example of Chardonnay’s potential for both delicacy and complexity!
In 2011, Yohan Lardy returned to his native village of Fleurie ater spending almost a year in Chile, working harvest and winemaking. The following year he started his eponymous domaine with 2 hectares of old vines—planted in 1911 and 1950—on the heights of the Moulin-á-Vent appellation in the prestigious plot called "Les Michelons". At just 27 years old, Yohan is completely submersed in winegrowing. He is the ﬁth generation of a Beaujolais winemaking family, and both Yohan’s father Lucien and sister Laura make wines under their own names.
Today, the estate consists of 7 hectares of vineyards. The fruit for this bottling was sourced from a plot of organically farmed Chardonnay located near Fleurie. The grapes were hand-picked and immediately pressed; the juice was barrel fermented at a low temperature with no SO2 using native yeasts, and then aged on ﬁne lees for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.