“I tried to escape the winemaking fate, but to no avail – after a couple of years in a different company, I went back to the family estate in 2015. And in 2017, when I was 27, the first vintage of my own wine was born,” Laura Lardy shrugs with a smile when recalling her apparently inevitable roots. After all, she is the fourth generation of a Fleurie winemaking family, as her ancestors started a mixed farm in 1870. Her father Lucien and brother Yohan are both active vignerons, making wines under their respective names, and Laura herself recalls how she was always keen on following her father in the vineyards from a tender age.
Laura rents 5.5ha of vines from her father
Sauv Blanc-esque nose, melon, gooseberry, more richness on the palate, Sancerre meets Chablis!
region: Beaujolais, France
farming/cellar: organic, hand-harvested and sorted, then directly pressed into neutral demi-muid (600L) where they ferment spontaneously and then rest for 3 months. No fining or filtration, minimum sulfur at bottling