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

Maranges

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: clay, limestone
Vineyard: 19.80 hectares, Pierre’s first parcel purchase from 2002.
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in neutral oak, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Corton Grand Cru

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.16 hectares, a few rare vines of Pinot Noir planted in Corton-Charlemagne
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 90 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barriques, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Bourgogne Blanc

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Chardonnay
Vineyard: plots in Meursault
Soil: clay, limestone
Age of Vines:  50-60 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 10 day spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 14 months in old oak and stainless steel, no bâtonnage
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 15mg/l

Wine

Beaujolais-Villages

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Gamay
Soil: clay, limestone
Vineyard Size: 4 hectares
Average Age of Vines: 144 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 4 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 10 months in old oak, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Aloxe Corton

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.55 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 65 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation in 10 year old neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in 10 year old neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Hautes Côtes de Beaune

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.55 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 15 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

Wine

“AMBRE”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Aligoté, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 6 month maceration, spontaneous fermentation in amphorae with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 26 months in amphorae, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Maranges 1 Cru “Les Clos Roussots”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: clay, limestone
Vineyard Size: 19.80 hectares
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in neutral oak, 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, spontaneous fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts, débourbage
Aging: in barriques, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Monthélie

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 10.12 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 56 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 14 months in neutral oak, sur lie, 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 press, spontaneous fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 16 months in barriques, sur lie, no bâtonnage
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“L’Etrange”

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 19.80 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 10 day spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 14 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Bourgogne Blanc Aligoté

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