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OUR PRODUCERS: Leonis

Cristelle and Rapheal are both Leo’s. Leonis means “lion” in Latin, and corresponds to the constellation of Leo. Leonis stands for Cristelle and Raphaël’s association and alliance of their skills.

The vineyard is on the Eastern slopes of the Beaujolais hills. The climate is a mild oceanic one, mostly continental with Mediterranean influences. The relief of the land enables them to select the best exposure for each vineyard combined with a variety of different terroirs producing high quality Gamay, typical to each terroir.

Hedges around the vineyards are very useful to bring back small animals in those woods. They can nest near the vineyards. Cristelle and Raphaël always like to see jackrabbits in the vineyards! Moreover, hedges limit the erosion of the soil due to the steep slope.

The Champier’s vine tending techniques are accredited organic. They work to develop the biodiversity of their vineyards, making protection of the environment pivotal to their approach. These methods preserve micro-organic diversity in the soil, allowing the roots to draw on far greater resources and giving depth to the wines’ aromas and flavors.

Wines are vinified allowing the natural expression of each terroir to shine through.
Each of their wines gets its individual personality from a combination of the specific land the vines grow in and the age of those vines. Maturing is in carefully selected old barrels and in vats.

AT A GLANCE

WHO:
Cristelle and Raphaël Champier

WHERE:
Les Presles, Villié-Morgon

WHAT:
Gamay

HOW:
Certified Organic

QUANTITY:
15,400 Bottles

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