Son of Beaujolais producer Lucien Lardy, Yohan Lardy is part 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.
The results are very clean wines with natural and expressive fruit and an elegant texture reflecting the strong personality of the terroirs they come from.
Yohan Lardy is a member of TERROIRS ORIGINELS, a collective of independent winemakers from Beaujolais and the Maconnais.