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An elegant and fruity wine with intense aromas of raspberry, strawberry and a touch of violet. The tannins are velvety and mouth is round, fleshy and full of character.  WINEMAKER  Tristan Larsen APPELLATION  Fleurie GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Gamay Noir TERROIR  The 3ha of 60-year-old vines are located on the climat “Montgenas”. The sandy soil with a stony surface lies on a saprolite and a pink granite with large crystals. WINEMAKING Hand-harvested. A grilled fermentation in tanks with 80% destemmed grapes. Fermentation for 15-18 days with gentle pumping over. AGING  9 months on the fine lees (stainless steel tanks). ALCOHOL CONTENT  13% Technical Sheet PDF

Aromas of blackberry and floral notes of violet. The finish leaves the freshness of red fruits and black pepper. WINEMAKER  Tristan Larsen APPELLATION  Brouilly GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Gamay Noir TERROIR  Planted on a sandy granite soil mixed with porphyry rock, the 70-year-old vines reside on a small hill facing Mont Brouilly. WINEMAKING  A gentle 2-week fermentation using whole bunches under temperature-controlled and weighted grills for gentile extractions to preserve the freshness and brightness of the fruit. AGING  On fine lees for 9 months in stainless steel tanks. ALCOHOL CONTENT  13% Technical Sheet PDF

Morgon Le Clos displays toasted aromas along with notes of elderberry, black cherry, and cinnamon. On the palate, this is a well-structured wine with a firm and quality tannins. WINEMAKER  Tristan Larsen APPELLATION  Morgon GRAPE VARIETAL  Gamay Noir TERROIR  Granite/Sand WINEMAKING  Vinified according to the traditional Burgundy method, long maceration for 24-28 days, long and soft extraction of elegant and typical tannins. AGING  Aged in French oak barrels for 10-12 months ALCOHOL CONTENT  12.5% Technical Sheet PDF

Small yields, a traditional Burgundy vinification, and aging in oak casks create a harmonious wine with fine, elegant tannins. 91 points by Decanter. WINEMAKER  Tristan Larsen APPELLATION  Morgon GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Gamay noir TERROIR  Part of the “Les Charmes” climate, the 40 year-old-vines are located on the South-East facing slopes and the soil is composed of granite and sandstones. WINEMAKING  The hand-harvested grapes were vinified in the traditional Burgundy method (destemmed grapes), long fermentation for 3 weeks with manual punching down, and a long extraction of silky tannins. AGING  9-10 months of partial aging in French oak barrels ALCOHOL CONTENT  12.5% Technical Sheet PDF

Château de Bellevue, one of the Barbet family’s latest acquisitions, is a majestic estate, part of the Villié-Morgon village, in South Burgundy. Over the years, it has been the home of prestigious occupants, such as the Lumière Brothers, inventors of the cinema, and Princess Lieven of Russia. With a total of 22 hectares of Gamay planted in Morgon, Château de Bellevue is one of the major domaines of the appellation. Meet the new winemaker, Tristan Larsen! His first vinification experience was when he was working as an intern at the estate for the 2011 vintage. From there, Tristan decided to gain more experience by …