Producer wine
Pierre Boyat

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Beaujolais-Maconnais

PRODUCTION :
6,000 bottles/year

Pierre Boyat

After 2 decades of traditional winemaking, Pierre decided to sell his family’s estate and focus on organic agriculture. He bought 2 ha of vines on different parcels wishing to experience a new way of winemaking that would be more respectful of the environment. He found that only ancestral methods allow the real expression of his terroir, and that the wine must be made without any additives or SO2.

Pierre built his new home and winery right next to his vines, and works his vineyard like it is his garden. The ecocert certified estate now produce 6000 bottles per year of St Veran and gamay. Such is the case with many of our producers, the red is not certified AOC but is sold as Vin de France because the taste is totally different from the rest of the region and does not fit to the appellation criteria. Interestingly, Pierre would claim the exact opposite because he sees his wine as the most representative of the appellation.

Pierre works closely with Philippe Jambon, the famous natural winemaker of the northern Beaujolais. Philippe influences Pierre’s work and supports his estate by selling his St Veran under his label “Une Tranche.”

 

CUVÉES
Wine

“La Cabane”

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: 1 hectare
Soil: granite
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in concrete with extended skin contact
Aging: in oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Noir de Rouge”

Region: Burgundy
Grapes:
Gamay
Vineyard Size: 1 hectare
Soil: granite
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 10 day carbonic maceration
Aging: in stainless steel and oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
SO2: none

Wine

“Bois de Leynes”

Region: Burgundy
Grapes:
Gamay
Vineyard Size: 0.6 hectares
Soil: granite
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 10 day carbonic maceration
Aging: in stainless steel and oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
SO2: none

Wine

Saint-Véran

Region: Burgundy
Grapes:
Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 0.5 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay
Average Age of Vines: 30-80 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in stainless steel and oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
SO2: none