The history of Chateau de Lavernette goes back to 1596 when the Lavernette family purchased the property and all its vineyards from the Tournus monks, who understood the great quality of the soil. It has remained within the family ever since and in 2007 the 13th generation of winemakers took the reins with Xavier de Boissieu.

 Chateau de Lavernette is a historic property straddling the border of Beaujolais and Maconnais. The roughly 15ha of estate vineyards surround the Chateau. To its west are the Beaujolais vines, most of which are in the commune of Leynes, the northernmost of the 39 different Beaujolais Villages. To the east, in the commune of Chaintré, are the Pouilly Fuissé vineyards. 

In 2005, the de Boissieu family begun conversion to organics and when Xavier arrived, they started Biodynamic practices. Today Chateau de Lavernette is both Ecocert and Demeter certified.

With vines between 20 and 60 years old, the de Boissieu family works manually in the vineyards, averaging 50hl/ha. The vineyards are tended by hand, and the family makes their own compost and nutritive tisanes. In the cellar, which was fully renovated in 1998, the wines are hand-crafted via gentle techniques with indigenous yeasts and gravity fed tanks.

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Beaujolais Blanc

This Beaujolais Blanc is a wine for those in search of immediate pleasure. Fragrant white flowers, full of juicy white fruits, laced with a mineral edge, and balanced by a gossamer acid finish that bewitches and beguiles one’s reason. An untamed dance of seven veils whirls across the palate revealingly and ends with slaked desire.

Current Vintage: 2019                                                      CSPC: 854173  

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BOURGOGNE BLANC

Fruity and full of life, this classic white Burgundy has a golden yellow colour with a luminescent glow. The aromas are reminiscent of fresh grapes and green almonds. A fruity note of stone fruits on the palate accompanied by a nice acidity gives this wine a very nice balance. Pleasant and refreshing with an elegant texture.

Current Vintage: 2017                                                     CSPC: 801939  

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granit

This sparkling wine may astonish you by its particular color; white and limpid with a very subtle pink hue. The nose is refreshing and delicate. A perfume of red and white fruits topped with creme chantilly. The bubbles are feathery and smooth with a velvet texture on the palate.  This Granit is a wine full of surprises with a great future.

Current Vintage: Non-Vintage                                           CSPC: 829554  

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BEAUJOLAIS
VILLAGES

The taste of apple pie and cherry tart melded into one with strawberry rhubarb flavours to top it off. This Beaujolais-Villages has the enchanting fragrance of ripe red fruits from the orchard and briar. The wine has a silky entry followed by a lavish mid-palate showcased on a pedestal of fine integrated tannins.

Current Vintage: 2019                                                      CSPC: 854174  

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beaujolais-Leynes

An enchanting wine with intense aromas of blackberry, tobacco, and spice. Mulberry, black cherry, black pepper and black liquorice permeate the palate. A smooth ingress, full body, and well-balanced finish sheathed in black satin tannins give this charmer its divine structure. 

Current Vintage: 2017                                                     CSPC: 801945  

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pouilly-fuisse
vers chane

A white grapefruit hued wine of liquid precision. Opens with a scent of honey blossom. The clear, spicy entry flows into the energetic, rich mid-palate. The taste of lemongrass and wildflower honey balances the rocky mineral core. This wine has a ravishing depth of character that ends with an elegant twist.

Current Vintage: 2015                                                     CSPC: 801942  

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