To produce the Beaujolais Lantignié “Granit Rose” Frédéric Berne all the grapes were hand harvested. Frédéric follows a policy of minimal intervention in his winemaking and uses only natural yeasts. Pre-fermentation maceration lasted for 10 days. The Lantignié ‘Granit Rose’ was made using 100% whole bunch fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, resulting in an exuberant red fruit character and fine tannins. The wine was aged for six months in concrete vats prior to bottling.
Frédéric has six hectares between Beaujolais Villages, Morgon and Chiroubles, and is currently converting all his vineyards to organic viticulture. The Lantignié ‘Granit Rose’ is a blend of different parcels grown on granite soil in Lantignié, a tiny town in west Beaujolais. The vineyards mainly sit on variations of granite bedrock with mineral components of quartz, which lend elegance and purity to the wines.
Brought up on a farm in Beaujolais, Frédéric Berne has always had a natural connection with the land around him. Encouraged by his parents to do something different, and attracted by wine’s ability to express its surroundings, he decided to become a winemaker. After a few years working across southern Burgundy, Frédéric finally set up on his own in 2013. Inspired by the diversity of the granite soils in Lantignié (close to Régnié and Chiroubles), Frédéric established himself in the grounds of Château de Vergers, in the heart of the village. Firmly committed to highlighting what he calls “the many faces of Gamay” in his wines, Frédéric also strongly believes that Lantignié has the potential to become the eleventh cru of Beaujolais.