Poppy NV

Producer: Domaine Yohan Lardy
Region: Beaujolais
Appellation: Vin de France
Country: France
Wine Type: Red
Variety: Gamay
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 13%
Soil: Sandy
Farming Practices: Sustainable
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Cellar Profile


Vin de France has become a popular classification for young French winemakers who wish to operate outside the confines of the country’s traditional AOC system. With respect, many of the next generation vignerons eschew French wine laws, instead focusing their efforts on creating a new way forward with concepts like Natural Wine, non-vintage wines and multi-regional blends.


Sourced from the single, 1.25 acre plot, ‘Les Bruyéres’, which is surrounded on all sides by ‘coquelicots’; poppies. Vines are 58 years-old, planted in sandy soils at 150 meters elevation with a southern exposure.


Gamay, like the Beaujolais region in which it thrives, is often misunderstood and under appreciated. Depending on how it is grown and vinified, it can produce simple, light fruity wines (Beaujolais Nouveau) as well as bigger, structured reds showing cherry, berries, pepper and roasted notes (Cru Beaujolais).


Grapes are hand-harvested and fermented via native yeasts and without sulfites. Aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Unfined, unfiltered.

Tasting Notes 

A non-vintage wine, this Gamay is all the better for it. Round and juicy with loads of bright cherry fruit alongside underlying floral and savoury complexity.