At 30 years old, Yohan Lardy is one of a new generation of terroir-focused producers in Beaujolais. After finishing his studies in Beaune, Yohan spent time working for a biodynamic producer in Chile, before returning to his native Beaujolais. He now owns about 8 ha of vines split between Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Chenas and Beaujolais-Villages. Yohan’s experience in Chile encouraged him to adopt a very natural approach to tending his vines. He does all of the back-breaking work of ploughing and harvesting his vineyards by hand, using only natural fertilisers and little to no sulphites. In the cellar he follows the classic Beaujolais method of carbonic maceration, using whole bunches, ambient yeasts and spontaneous fermentation. His wines are celebrated for a very aromatic, fruit-forward profile, with a complex, terroir-driven character and enjoyably soft tannins.