Domaine Thillardon


Paul-Henri Thillardon, originally form Frontenas in the south of the Beaujolais region (where his father was a vigneron), settled in the appellation of Chénas in Beaujolais in 2008 at the ripe age of 22. In 2009, he met Fleurie winemakers and movers-and-shakers of Fleurie natural winemaking scene, Jean-Louis Dutraive and Yvon Metras, who took the young Paul-Henri under their wings. His own enthusiasm encouraged his brother Charles to join him in 2012, followed by his youngest brother Jean-Baptiste in 2017, and finally his sister Aude in 2018. The family domaine is in the village of Chassignol where they have four hectares of stunning very old vineyards (including some 80-100 year old vines). In Chénas, the soil on the left of the river are sedimentary, whereas (decomposed) granite soils dominate on the right. This granite is very old, because there has never been any glacial erosion. Today, they cultivate a total of twelve hectares of vines, spread over the appellations of Chénas, Moulin-a-Vent and Chiroubles. They work according to the precepts of organic and biodynamic agriculture and are in conversion to full certification.


Imported by: Les Caves De Pyrène

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