Aurélien Chatagnier

 

Aurélien Chatagnier created his own domaine in 2002, when he was just in his early 20s. He doesn’t come from a winemaking family, but as a teenager he worked in the vines for Domaine Jamet, where he became inspired to learn more about winemaking. He worked for several years with François Villard, who eventually pushed him to head out on his own. Starting with just over 1 hectare of rented vines, Aurélien has steadily built up a domaine of almost 10 hectares by purchasing, bartering, and replanting vineyards around the town of Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf at the Northern extreme of the Saint Joseph appellation. The vineyards are predominantly granite, and very steep. The house style leans towards a lean, pure style of winemaking, and shows the reason why some of the best producers in the area decided to pass the torch over to Aurélien as one of the best young winemakers in the region.

 

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Viognier
100% Viognier.  Grown in a small valley in the commune of Limony.  Manual harvest, vinification and elevage in in barrels (5 - 6 years old).  Elevage: 6 - 8 months.  Production: 5,000 bottles/year.
 

 

Condrieu
100% Viognier. Grown on 10 year-old vines on a (0.7 hectare parcel with granite soils, in the commune of Limony. Low temperature crush, debourbage a froid, low temperature natural yeast fermentation
Vinification and Elevage in barrel (mostly used). Production: 3,400 bottles/year.


Saint Joseph Blanc
60/40 Marsanne & Roussanne. Organically farmed.  Assembly of two parcels in the communes of Ardoix (Marsanne) and Limony (Roussanne). Granite soils. Vinification: Manual harvest, native yeast fermentation in temperature control stainless steel from 15 to 20 ° C. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Elevage of 8 to 9 months in used barrels. Average production: 4,000 Bottles/year.


IGP Le Cret Louison
100% Syrah.  Organically farmed.  Granite terroir.  Manual harvest, destemmed, native yeast fermentation, with daily pumpovers for three weeks.  Malolactic fermentation in barrels.  Elevage: 12 months in used barrels (1 to 5 year old).  Average production: 1,500 bottles/year. 

Saint Joseph Rouge
100% Syrah. Organically farmed.  Assembly of several parcels within 4 towns: Ardoix, Charnas, and Malleval Limony. They are located on granitic soils, facing south/southeast. Winemaking: Hand harvested, total de-stemming, native yeast fermentation, with daily pumpovers for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Elevage: 12 months in used barrels (1 to 5 year old). Average production: 9,000 Bottles/year.

Saint Joseph 'La Sybarite'
100% Syrah.  Organically farmed.  Granite terroir.  Manual harvest, destemmed, native yeast fermentation, with daily pumpovers for three weeks.  Malolactic fermentation in barrels.  Elevage: 12 months in new (2/3) and used barrels (1/3).  Average production: 1,200 bottles/year.


Cornas
100% Syrah.  Organically farmed.  Granite terroir.  Manual harvest, destemmed, native yeast fermentation, with daily pumpovers for three weeks.  Malolactic fermentation in barrels.  Elevage: 12 months in new (1/3) and used barrels (2/3).  Average production: 1,000 bottles/year.


Côte Rôtie
100% Syrah. From 8 year-old vines grown on a tiny (0.2 hectare) parcel of slate soils in the village of Ampuis. 100% Destemmed, natural yeast fermentation, 3 pump overs per day, then maceration a chaud (30-32ºC).  Aged in mostly new barrels. Production: 1,000 bottles/year.


IGP Syrah
100% Syrah, from 30-year old vines grown on a 0.9 hectare parcel in the commune of Charnas. 100% de-stemmed, natural yeast fermentation, with regular pumpovers, then maceration a chaud (30-32ºC). Raised in mostly new barrels. Production: 4,800 bottles/year.