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Fleurie : pink granitic arena : terroirs de Montgenas, Poncié, La Tonne, Adule

In the North of Fleurie’s appellation, our vineyards are located on an arena of old pink eroded granite. This pinky tone of granite is the unique feature of this region which gives elegant wines, soft and fruity. The vines of Chatelard grow on hillsides of Fleurie with a South / South-East exposure.

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Moulin-à-vent : Granite and manganese

The vineyard of Chatelard is located in area of Romanèche-Thorins village, one of the 2 villages at the origin of the appellation. The granitic soil of Moulin-à-Vent is very homogeneous and made of granite arenas. These friable arenas, also called gore or sandstone, crossed through with seams of manganese that give the distinctive nature of Moulin-à-Vent: intense color, tannins, very structured, subtly spiced.

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Morgon : Granite and gneiss

The most expressive terroir. Located on the village of Villié-Morgon, it is formed by the disintegration of friable crystalline rocks rich in iron oxide and through manganese vein. Our vines are on a south-facing slope.

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Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages : Chalky clay-limestone and granite


38 municipalities have the right to this name which Lancié and Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne, where are located Beaujolais-Villages vines of our winery. Granites and sandy soils form the appellation soil, giving light soil composed of sand and clay.


In North of Beaujolais, the alluvium deposited during the Tertiary and Quaternary eras have allowed the creation of clay-limestone and granite soils of the Beaujolais appellation. Also a part of the Chatelard vines are planted in South of the Beaujolais area composed of clay and limestone dating from the Mesozoic era.

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Beaujolais Blanc and Bourgogne Blanc : White rocky Chalky clay

This land of white grapes is very specific to “Chatelard”, locality of the Lancié village. The Chateau du Chatelard is a very old “poype” (building on a hill and surrounded by a moat), whose the soil is made of rocky white chalky-clay limestone. The local legend says that these white pebbles come from lands further north that the monks moved during the past centuries.

At this time, the monks - great lovers of Chardonnay - were already creating the basics of Burgundy Crus. They applied the same principles to the land of Château du Chatelard. Today we continue to work these plots with chardonnay so that this chalky-clay limestone soil gives us fleshy white, structured and mineral.

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