Founded in Villié Morgon four generations ago, the Thévenet family domain is managed by Jean-Paul Thévenet. His son, Charly Thévenet, has created a wine in dedication to him, baptised Grain & Granit. Behind these family estate vines are organic farming methods . The vinification is a simple process where the wines are neither filtered nor clarified. Jean-Paul Thévenet joins the likes of winemakers Marcel Lapierre and Jean Foillard who have been instrumental in giving Beaujolais wines a new name in the natural wine scene. The wines he produces are elegant, juicy and show good capacity for ageing.
About the cuvée
Matured for 6 months in concrete and 6 months in barrels used for 3 different Burgundies, the Grain et Granit cuvée is a subtle wine with red fruit and floral aromas, much like a good Brouilly. Supple and quaffable, this is an elegant Beaujolais.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.