Prunelle de Navacelle

Beaujolais-Lantignié 2020

Prunelle de Navacelle Beaujolais-Lantignié 2020

Prunelle de Navacelle is a trailblazing vigneronne in the emerging Beaujolais-Lantignié region. She produces small lots of her personal project at her family’s Château du Basty, home of the Perroud family since 1482. Prunelle farms old vines with regenerative agroecology methods to encourage biodiversity while fighting climate change. 

Her Lantignié is made from three 80-year-old Gamay parcels, 1.03ha total, planted in pink granite and clay at 400m, fermented with native yeasts, and produced with respect to her natural principles, without fining or filtration. The result is authentic, elegant, and transparent.

Vinification – Whole bunches are handpicked in small crates and selected in the vineyard. 18 days of whole-cluster, semi-carbonic maceration are followed by a very gentle and slow pressing using the château’s old, wooden vertical press. The must is transferred into traditional cement tanks, where fermentation continues with native yeasts. After racking, the wine spends twelve months in 60-year-old 2500L foudres before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Sulfur is not used in the vinification process; a very small amount is added before bottling.

  • Site: Three plots at 400m

  • Grapes: 100% Gamay

  • Vine Age: 80+ years old

  • Soil: Pink granite and pierres bleues (blueschist)

  • Vinification: 18 days of whole-cluster, semi-carbonic maceration, slow pressing, then fermentation with native yeasts in cement tanks.

  • Aging: Twelve months in 60-year-old 2500L foudres

  • Fining & Filtration: None

  • Farming: Practicing organic, practicing biodynamic

  • S02: 24mg/L total

  • ABV: 13%

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $41.00 (750mL)