Located on the heights of La Madone in the heart of the Fleurie vineyard, imbued with the work and wine traditions of 5 generations, the Chanudet estate, established since 1920, covers nearly 12 hectares. Attached to this family heritage, Chanudet has been working since 2014 to preserve this know-how which extends from the vine to the glass!
The vines that make up the farm are on average 50 years old. They create quality grapes from the Gamay grape variety, allowing the production of Fleurie “La Madone”. This wine has been rewarded several times in the following competitions: Gold medal at the General Agricultural Competition at the 2017 Agricultural Show; Gold then silver medal at the 2016 and 2017 International Gamay Competition.
Producer of transplants from father to son, Chanudet perpetuates this know-how in the service of Beaujolais winegrowers. This production of vines comes from a so-called “massale” selection. Meaning Chanudet chooses grafts by cutting the branches of the most beautiful vines. The purpose of this operation is to have complete control over the entire life of the vine and to conserve the best quality plants.
This work is carried out over two years. The first stage, the grafting which lasts from 10 to 12 months. Then comes the planting in the nursery which also takes place over a period of 10 to 12 months. The grafts are planted, grow and are pulled out before being sorted and suitable for replanting.