The domain of Granit
The designation MOULIN À VENT exist since 1924, but our family already had winemakers working on the fields since 1918.
4th generation of winemakers on this domain, we are doing our best, using modern techniques associated with old vinification methods transmitted by our grandparents and parents, to maintain a quality and typicality of our Moulin à vent, Fleurie, Chenas and Saint Amour worthy of the reputation of great wines.
The Domaine du Granit is located 6o kilometers from Lyon, it represents a vineyard of 12 hectares, 9.5 of which are planted in AOC Windmill, o, 85 hectares in AOC Chénas, o, 65 hectares in AOC Fleurie, 0.30 in Saint Amour, 0.20 Beaujolais villages white and o, 5o hectares AOC Beaujolais rosé; spread over 40 plots.
Characteristics of the domain: terroir with granite soil, on a saprolite rock with pebbles of “bacon” and quartzites. There is the presence of manganese in the basement. The exhibition is oriented south-south / east and the vineyard is at an altitude of 23o to 28o meters
The way we work
Through my daily work, I practice a reasoned culture by stimulating the life of the soil with plowing or grassing, while controlling the vigor of the vine.The cultivated grape variety is the Gamay, cut in goblet. The vines are about 50 years old, with a density of 10,000 cubic feet per hectare and a yield of 25 to 40 hectoliters per hectare.
The harvest is totally manual. The pickers make a first selection on the vine, then the grapes are removed on the table until the grapes are of high quality.
In cuvage, the harvest is destemmed from 50% to 100%. It then sinks between 10 days and 3 weeks. Fermentations are started with natural or starter yeasts.
The wines are aged from 7 to 22 months in oak barrels, oak barrels and cement vats. The pressing is carried out on a pneumatic press, the temperatures are controlled.