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N’oublions jamais que le vin est la mémoire du raisin, alors soignons notre terre.
Domaine des noisetiers

We are driven by agriculture, plain and simple, more precisely “agro-ecology”. We respect nature, the earth and the men who walk upon it.

We work each day to protect and develop the bio-diversity and the fertility of the soils, in order to produce unique wines reflecting the character of their terroirs.

In expressing the originality and uniqueness of place, thanks to a viticulture which is artisanal and sincere, we seek elegance and purity of fruit of the fabulous Gamay varietal, planted on granitic soil.

bio quality, natural beaujolais, gamay, terroir power

Originally from Burgundy, Julien Sunier worked in vineyards and cellars throughout the world for 10 years. In 2003, he chose Beaujolais and its fabulous terroirs as home.

In 2005, purchased an old farm, “La Ferme des Noisetiers”, in the charming village of Avenas. The farm is made up of 14 acres at the edge of the forest and at 750 meters in altitude, overlooks the crus of Beaujolais.

In 2008, Julien founded his own winery, making a long-time dream a reality. The first year the domaine cultivated just 4.5 acres of vines and has since grown to cover 10 acres between the three appellations of Morgon, Fleurie and Régnié, all in organic cultivation.

Julien Sunier

At 750m in altitude, this 19th century farm lies between forest and meadow. It is a treasure of biodiversity and boasts an exceptional panorama overlooking the “haut Beaujolais.”

Originally, the buildings were intended uniquely for the production of cereals, but the farmers cultivated 2 acres of vines and also vinified these grapes.

In order to optimize the raising of wines, we have constructed a wooden framed winery and dug out of the ground a cave for aging the wines in wooden vats.

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“Aujourd’hui, J’aime produire des vins natures, des vins vivants et digestes.”

Fiche technique - Morgon - Julien Sunier


The grapes, from old vines, come from six different very complementary parcels on the climates "Charmes, Corcelette, Py," located between 270 and 420 m altitude.

Our generous and fleshy Morgon offers notes of black cherries and spices; the pallet is ample possessing beautiful silky tannins. To prolong the pleasure, a few years of care and ageing will be welcome.

"Long as a day without Morgon"

Morgon - Julien Sunier

Fiche technique - Morgon - Julien Sunier


From the 2018 vintage, two superb parcels make up this cuvee, one at 270 meters on the locality "Grand Prés" bringing generosity and the other at 450 altitude, bringing a nice acidity and freshness, planted on an exceptional terroir of granitic mother rock, on the place called "La Tonne". Slightly sloping and therefore not mechanized, the ground work is done with a winch system and pickaxe to ensure our good physical shape!

Raised like a great Burgundy, this seductive Fleurie impresses with its purity with nose bouquets of violets, iris mixed with red berries, wild strawberries, raspberries and on the palate, freshness dominates combining purity and minerality. To prolong the pleasure, a few years of care and ageing will be welcome.

« Who drinks Fleurie makes his Partner happy »

Fleurie - Julien Sunier

Fiche technique - Regnie - Julien Sunier


This Beaujolais’ cru, often underestimated, does not have to be ashamed of its neighbor Morgon. Our Regnié comes from distinct and complementary types of land, one composed of deep granitic sand bringing greediness, conviviality and the other of stony soils of ancient alluvium bringing spicy notes and structure to the wine.

A little less macerated on skins than the two other crus, it will be appreciated from the bottling by its friendliness. On the nose, the vine peach dominates, followed by a smooth mouth with velvet tannins.

His mission is to enjoy your pallet around a good paté or dried sausage, * Wine in conversion to organic farming (fr-bio-15)

Reigné - Julien Sunier

Fiche technique - Wild Soul - Julien Sunier


This Cuvée "wild soul" impresses with its friendliness, its freshness, an unpretentious fruit bomb. 100% Gamay based, it blends different Beaujolais-Villages.

Reigné - Julien Sunier

splendide


available soon

Only certain years, when many parameters are combined, The “Cuvée splendide”, coming exclusively from the old vines of the domain, will perhaps come out from our range.

The final decision to market one of the estate's wines under the label "Splendide" will only be made in the spring during the final racking and blending of the selected wine. The qualities sought for this cuvée are purity mixed with generosity and freshness. The maturity of the grapes must be optimal thanks to sunny weather and an irreproachable fruit health. The aromas burst with precision, the velvet tannins are elegant, melted but present to offer a good aging potential and the acidity balances the whole.

Reigné - Julien Sunier




Available soon

This gamay bubble vinified in traditional method, brute without dosage will soon be available.

Adorned with a pale salmon dress and a bouquet of rose and raspberry, the charm already operates.

In the mouth, a refreshing attack of bright fruit, apple, raspberry, leads the dance with fine bubbles. A sensual and tasty finish with a nice length in the mouth continues the pleasure.

Festive, light, aromatic and very low sulphited, it will find its place day and night!

splendide - Julien Sunier

« To consider each individual vine as a unique , living individual. »

Organic agriculture has been put in place for the totality of the domaine since its creation with six acres of vines are certified « AB » (agriculture biologique), 4 additional acres are in organic conversion, and the remaining 10 acres are meadow.

All chemical, synthetic fertilizer and herbicide are banished: we prefer to stimulate the microbiological life, with the contributions of composted fertilizer. The soils are plowed and turned over at specific times throughout the growing season. Each year we assemble teas and fermented extracts which are based on plants taken from the farm, such as nettle, eagle fern and horsetail which reinforce the vine’s natural defenses.

From Morgon to Fleurie crossing Régnié.

The vines extend on 10 acres and three appellations :

Fleurie 1,64 ha

lieu dit : Charbonnières,
la Tonne

Morgon 1.88 ha

lieux dits : Corcelette,
Py, Charmes,

Regnie 3.68 ha

lieu dit : en Oeillat,
les Forchets, basse ronze

 

Here, wine is made with raisins and not with oeneological products.

The harvest date is a decisive moment which will determine the quality of the finished wine. Therefore, we harvest when the grape is completely ripe and mature. The harvest is conducted entirely by hand and a careful selection is done in the vineyard, before each vine, so that only the grape bunches which will go into the tank are returned to the winery. Each transport bin is large as well as shallow so that grapes are not crushed in transit.

The whole grape clusters are loaded into the tanks by gravity and saturated with inert gas CO2 in order to begin the alcoholic fermentation in an anaerobic state. This choice will lend a crunchy, savory quality to the wines. Once the tanks are full, in order to begin the fermentation slowly, a gently foot crushing is applied with care. After one to three weeks of fermentation at low temperatures, the raisins are manually removed from the tank, without the aid of pump, and the juice drains from the solids slowly, during 24 hours, in a vertical wooden basket press. Once racked from the fermentation tanks, the wines are aged on their fine lees in oak barrels of 228 litres, average age of 10 years, from 8 to 10 months.

The wines are racked from barrel and blended in tank for a period of one month before being bottling at the domaine.




You can buy our wine directly at the domaine
or contact our retailers



Contact Julien Sunier

04 74 69 91 74


Ferme des Noisetiers
69430 Avenas - France

contact@julien-sunier.com

 

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Thanks to Sylvie Potel
for her pictures


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