"Antoine and Maxime Graillot produce clean and precise wine, enhancing their terroir and Gamay grape variety.”
The soils of Beaujolais are divided into a northern and southern half, with the town of Villefranche-sur-Saône being in between. The northern half comprises of most of the Crus of Beaujolais with schist, granite and limestone based soils. The best plots are located on hillsides, with most of the granite and schist, leaving the lower slopes with more stone and clay. The southern half of the region has flatter land with richer, sandstone and clay based soils with some limestone patches.
History / Ethos
Domaine de Fa is a family-owned vineyard that has been taken over by Antoine and Maxime Graillot in 2013 with two distinctive plots. They have 5 hectares in the granitic terroir of Saint-Amour and 3 hectares on one of the highest terroir in Fleurie. The estate is run following Biodynamic viticulture with almost no intervention in the cellar. The talented brother are used to single varietal wines as they are mastering Syrah in their well established estate in Crozes-Hermitage. As a result, the wines are clean, precise and very well executed with a focus on freshness and fruit aromas.