Domaine Paul Janin et fils
The Janin’s 8 hectare domaine was established in the early 1930’s, when Eric Janin’s grandfather bought two hectares of vines in the remarkable terroir of le Tremblay (nowadays, known as les Burdelines). Paul, Eric’s father, added further parcels in the 1960’s, situated in the lieux-dits of Greneriers, Champ du Cour, Perelles and Brusellions. In 2013, the Janins purchased a small old-vine parcel of 60 year-old vines in the high-altitude les Caves lieu-dit. It is this mosaic of different terroirs that make the Janin’s wines so complex and interesting. Eric Janin’s philosophy is to let the “soil talk through his wines”. Although not certified organic, his work in the vineyards is based on the principle of restoring the soil to its natural balance, allowing the flora and fauna to re-establish itself. Over the past ten years, the soil has been worked by hand and nearly all treatments and fertilisers have been organically based. Eric’s vinifications are traditional, with whole-bunch, open vat fermentation for 12-15 days, with regular pigeages and pump-overs. The blending of the individual terroirs takes place after the malolactic fermentation and the wines are aged in old foudres.