Four Soil Structures Creates Diversity in Terroir
Domaine du Tane produces its wines from a large range of grapes to emphasize the vineyards are located in four different villages located in the Beaujolais region and the vineyards have different soil structures. Surprisingly, some vines are planted under the shelter and some are directly exposed to sunshine. This multitude of permutations and resulting blends is reflected in a diverse cellar. Domaine du Tane covers land in four villages, Saint Etienne des Oullières, Saint Etienne la Varenne, Odenas and Salles Arbuissonnas creating much variation in their wine offerings.
Century Old Vineyards at Domaine du Tane Winery
This means that Domaine du “Tane” produces wine in several appellations. The Brouilly appellation is so-called because it is the area of the slopes of Mont Brouilly. There is a diversity of soils here but the main grape grown is Gamay which produces full-bodied, robust reds. Some of the vines in these winery vineyards are more than a century old. The winemaker is Jacques Genetier before getting into the wine industry and starting to run his own winery worked in software engineering. He pays special attention to the vine size making to be sure not to overburden the vines and to prevent good maturing.
The Importance of Beaujolais
The Beaujolais Villages appellation is an area covering 38 villages in the northern part of the Beaujolais region. The village appellation is superior to the Beaujolais region and among Domaine du Tane wines the Perles de Gamay, a sparkling wine based on a Beaujolais Village Rosé is notable.