Domaine Bulliat
Beaujolais, France

The father-son association of Noël and Loïc Bulliat is currently in charge of the family estate. Loïc is the seventh generation to operate the domaine. Many changes in the acquisition of parcels since its creation in 1780 led the vineyard to spread over almost 28 hectares of vineyards distributed over eight appellations including five “Crus”: Morgon, Fleurie, Chénas, Chiroubles, and Moulin à Vent. Concern for the environment, respect for nature and the desire to express the terroir led the Bulliat towards the conversion of the estate to organic in 2010 and the certification was received three years later.

Only natural products are used to fight diseases. Grass grows between the vines on 3/4 of the plots to avoid the use of herbicides and limit yields. As a result, erosion has been halted, facilitating the passage of tractors. The soil is mainly dominated by granitic formations with a grade of decomposed granite called "gore" in the Beaujolais which creates acidic, poor and filtering soil on which the “Crus” are planted. The harvest is done by hand. The winemaking techniques remain traditional in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and the macerations are semi-carbonic. Some wines are aged in barrels and others are even aged in amphorae.