In 2008 four passionate friends, Jean-Marc Lafont, winemaker of Domaine de Bel Air in the Beaujolais, Rodolphe Dourthe, Oliveir Colletta and Kristian Van de Cauter decided to plant new vines based on climate change findings.
To took the risk to plant Syrah and Viognier grapes on 1,6ha in the Beaujolais Village area. Grapes you can normally only find 200km more south in the Côtes du Rhône region.
A crazy bet but a successful one.
Situated on the ‘Coteaux de Bel-Air’ in Lantignié on granite soil and rock of schist with full south exposure, the vines grew perfectly.
The first harvest was in 2011 one year later. Thus since 2012 two wines are being produced.
A red wine with beautiful aromas of dark red fruit with a mineral touch made from 100% Syrah grapes
A white wine with citrus and (of course) grapefruit aromas, a touch of pear, melon and Jasmin made of 100% Viognier grapes
A when we feel the time is right a rosé of Syrah grapes is made. First 2 vintages were in 2013 & 2016. A limited production is made in 2019
The total production is very small: 3000 to 4000l of Les Serines and 1200 to 1500l of Les Galopines.
The wines are only for sale in a small number a shops and restaurants but of course at Paradisi Wines.