Mikro cuvée fra et lille plot på blot en halv hektar plantet i 1945 på primært granit grund der minder meget om Moulin a Vent. Lagret på brugte fade fra Bourgogne.
Vinen er ekstremt nem at holde af med sine lækre noter af mineraler, røg, peber og krydderier. Smagen er rig og sprængfyldt med noter som mørke bær. En stor og pragtfuld Cru de Beaujolais som vil forføre de fleste.
Deep violet. Mineral-accented cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by a suave floral element that gains strength in the glass. Sappy and penetrating in the mouth, offering pliant dark berry and cherry flavors and complicating suggestions of licorice, smoked meat and candied violet. The floral note returns on the impressively long, spicy finish, which is framed by rounded, even tannins. 93 point Vinous
Yohan Lardy’s modestly sized domaine comprises seven organically farmed hectares of vines, many of them very old, in some of the best parts of Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie and Chénas. Yohan Lardy is a fifth-generation winemaker in Beaujolais, and son of Lucien, whose wines are also reviewed here. He completed viticultural studies at Beaune and followed that up with a working year in Chile, where he fell in with that country’s burgeoning biodynamic-focused, natural wine crowd. Lardy has been producing outstanding, finely detailed and energetic wines since his first vintage, 2012. It’s a mystery to me that, at least in the US, they are still relatively unknown. Fermentations are done in concrete tanks, with whole clusters and indigenous yeasts, and the wines are then racked into neutral barriques for up to 10 months of rest before being bottled without fining or filtration. A tiny bit of sulfur is added at bottling. Lardy handled the hot 2018 vintage with aplomb, producing wines that show the depth of the year but possess the energy to back it up. As for his 2019s, they are perhaps the best wines that he has yet made. Finding them is no easy task, but it’s a worthy endeavor. Vinous