Producer wine
Maison En Belles Lies

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Burgundy

PRODUCTION :

Pierre Fenals

After a long professional life in the fashion and garment industry in Paris, Pierre decided to follow his heart and moved to Burgundy to become a winemaker.

As is the way with biodynamics, the universe conspired to introduce Pierre to Rudolf Steiner through happenstance. He bought one of Steiner’s book on a whim at a Parisian flea market and thus began his journey from cloth to vine. This path included raising cows (to learn farming biodynamically) and “interning” with Trapet, Lapierre, and Emmanuel Giboulot. In 2002 he purchased his first 2.5 hectares of vines in Maranges and in the Haute Côtes de Beaune.

Pierre’s winery is located in Saint-Aubin and he now also rents and owns vines in Santenay, Monthelie and Corton including a plot of Le Corton itself.

As for the name Belles Lies, it derives from a practice developed by 17th century monks who would dry their barrels and rub them with the lees from the vintage. A fitting technique for a vigneron who is yielding pure, traditional translations of place.

 

CUVÉES
Wine

“AMBRE”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Aligoté, Chardonnay
Harvest: hand-harvested
Farming: biodynamic
Winemaking: fermented in amphorae with indigenous yeasts, 6 month maceration
Aging: 26 months in amphorae
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

Maranges 1er Cru “Les Clos Roussots”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: clay, limestone, iron-heavy
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Harvest: hand-harvested
Farming: biodynamic
Winemaking: whole-cluster fermentation in wooden vats, indigenous yeasts, temperature control
Aging: 18 months on lees in three year old oak barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Harvest: hand-harvested
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Monthélie”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 10.12 hectares
Soil: stone, clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 56 years
Harvest: hand-harvested
Farming: biodynamic
Winemaking: direct press, oak barrels
Aging: 14 months on lees, no bâtonnage
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

Santenay

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 15 hectares
Soil: stone, clay
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Harvest: hand-harvested
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Winemaking: direct, horizontal press, four year old oak barrels
Aging: 16 months on lees, no bâtonnage
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“L’Etrange”

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 19.8 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Harvest: manual
Farming: biodynamic
Winemaking: hydraulic press, indigenous yeasts, 10 day spontaneous fermentation
Aging: 14 months in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

Bourgogne Aligoté

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Aligoté
Vineyard Size: 12 hectares
Soil: limestone plateau rich in fossils
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Harvest: manual
Farming: biodynamic
Winemaking: hydraulic press, indigenous yeasts, 10 day spontaneous fermentation, no bâtonnage
Aging: 14 months in old barrels and stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none