Domaine Emmanuel Fellot
The old Chateau of Pierre Filant is a family estate that was purchased by the Fellot family back in the year 1829. Since then the Fellot family has transformed the old estate into a thriving family heritage of farming, growing and making wine. In 1991, Emmanuel took over the estate after his father and started making his own wine. His vines were planted between 1927 and 1948 by his grandfather and father, which include both rootstocks of Gamay Noir and Chardonnay. The vineyards are located between the hills of Brouilly and the Nizerand valley, and the modest cellar is composed of old stones. The Beaujolais from this area are the most rare, composing only 5% of the appellation’s total production.
VINEYARD: From the "La Croix du Bois" plot - 3.5 acres of vines with an eastern exposure and an elevation of 250m.
VINE AGE: 20 years
SOIL: Limestone with 45% of active chalk
FARMING: Sustainable farming, short pruning in "Guyot" style. Use of natural fertilizer, and putting vines under grass.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are pressed upon arrival to the cellar, and the static must is left to settle for 18 hours. The wine goes through a long fermentation at a low temperature, and malolactic fermentation is completed according to vintage conditions.Aged for six months on fine lees in stainless steel vats, and lightly filtered before bottling. Annual production averages around 210 cases.