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
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in amphorae with indigenous yeasts, 6 month maceration
Aging: 26 months in amphorae
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Maranges 1er Cru “Les Clos Roussots”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: clay, limestone, iron-heavy
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: hand harvested
Winemaking: whole cluster fermentation in wooden vats with indigenous yeasts, temperature control
Aging: 18 months in three year old oak barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 0.16 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 90 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: direct press, débourbage, fermentation in barriques
Aging: in barriques
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Monthélie

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 10.12 hectares
Soil: stone, clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 56 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, fermentation in oak
Aging: 14 months on lees, no bâtonnage
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Santenay

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 15 hectares
Soil: stone, clay
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct, horizontal press, spontaneous fermentation in barriques
Aging: 16 months on lees, no bâtonnage
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 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
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: manual
Winemaking: hydraulic press, 10 day spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 14 months in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Bourgogne Blanc

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Aligoté
Vineyard Size: 12 hectares
Soil: limestone plateau rich in fossils
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: hydraulic press, 10 day spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 14 months in old barrels and stainless steel, no bâtonnage
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none