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2020 Yohan Lardy 'Les Bruyères' Beaujolias-Villages Blanc AOP, Beaujolais, France (750ml)

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In 2011, Yohan Lardy returned to his native village of Fleurie after 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 fifth 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.

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!

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