Son of Beaujolais producer Lucien Lardy, Yohan Lardy is one of a new generation of terroir-focused producers. After finishing his oenological studies in Beaune, Yohan spent time working for a biodynamic producer in Chile, before returning to his native Beaujolais. He now owns about 8 hectares of vines spread over the appellation of Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Chenas and Beaujolais-Villages.
The vineyards are organically farmed. Adept of wines with low interventions, only native yeasts are used (no chaptalization, no extra added sulfites). The wines are aged on lees in old Burgundy barrels for a period of 9 to 18 months. They are then bottled without filtration.
This process results in very clean wines with natural and expressive fruit and an elegant texture reflecting the strong personality of the terroirs and old vines; sometimes centuries old.
Yohan Lardy is a member of TERROIRS ORIGINELS, a collective of independent winemakers from Beaujolais and the Maconnais.