Sylvain Martel Fouillouses 2022 Julienas Beaujolais
Sylvain Martel trained as a winemaker in the Southern Rhone and spent ten years running a small organic estate in the Ardeche. It was thanks to the Graillots of Crozes-Hermitage that Sylvain came to Beaujolais, joining them in establishing and managing Domaine de Fa. In 2016 Sylvain met our very own Anne-Sophie Dubois and settled down in Fleurie. It is thanks to Anne-Sophie that we have come to know his wines.
Working with less than a hectare of gamay vines, on blue and pink stones at an altitude of 380m, Sylvain has produced a gently extracted wine with a lovely transparent character.
Fermentation is semi-carbonic, using native yeasts and whole bunches after the teachings of Jules Chauvet, and the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.