COTES-DE-LA-MOILERE – ISABELLE & BRUNO PERRAUD | Beaujolais & Macon, France
A close friend of ours tipped us off that these guys were making some interesting Beaujolais so after Christmas of 2015 we visited and tasted through the range. Upon tasting the Pouilly Fuissé, before even getting to the Beaujolais, we knew we wanted to import this producer to Australia.
The Perraud’s, a sixth generation grower, are located in a small mountain village called Vauxrenard, just a few km’s west of Fleurie. This village is located at 500 metres above sea level and only a few brave vignerons remain, given the difficulty of farming such steep slopes. They have 8.5 hectares of vineyards which include village and three Cru’s, Moulin à Vent, Fleurie and Morgon. They have been working without any herbicides and pesticides since 2002 after Bruno Perraud fell seriously ill due to extended pesticide exposure. It was at this point that they questioned the addition of these chemicals on their vineyards given the impact that they could have on human life. Since then all the vineyards have been farmed organically and many converted to full biodynamic practices. They are big believers in the positive benefits of bacterial life in the vineyards and surrounds.
The wines are made in a very simple manner. After handpicking the fruit they are whole bunch fermented in cement and matured in cement or a combination of old large format French oak and cement. No filtration and no sulphur additions occur either.
2015 MOULIN À VENT
2015 POUILLY FUISSÉ
2016 SAINT VÉRAN
2016 MON BLANC DES MOLIÈRES
2016 MOULIN À VENT ‘LA VIGNE DE MON PÈRE’