Dating to the 18thC, Domaine Joseph Chamonard is a small, family estate located in the heart of Beaujolais. Today, it is managed by Geneviève Chamonard, with her husband Jean-Claude Chanudet and their daughter Jeanne. They have four hectares of vines across four parcels near the town of Villié-Morgon, on four different soil types. There is also a tiny parcel of very old vines situated in La Madone, on the most beautiful hill of Fleurie, 400 meters above sea level. The estate’s vines are between 60 and 90 years old and planted in diverse soils - pink granite, decomposed rocks, and friable schists.Geneviève’s father, Joseph, was one of the founders of the natural wine movement. He resisted the advance of chemical farming and only installed electricity in the cellar in the 1980s, near the end of his life. His daughter and her family continue the practice of organic farming and low-intervention winemaking. The vines are cultivated without chemicals, with the grapes hand-harvested late in the season for full natural ripeness and complexity. The winemaking is simple and traditional, with only indigenous yeasts used during fermentation. A long, slow carbonic maceration gives the suppleness and softness for which the cuvées have become known. The wines are aged in bottle before release.These are pure wines from one of the region’s most renowned families. Intense, structured, and made for ageing, they are powerful with a complex beauty.