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Domaine des Marrans

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When Jean-Jacques inherited the estate in 1970, it was only a few hectares. The winemaker undertook to expand the estate to 20 hectares. The Domaine des Marrans now covers the Fleurie, Juliénas and Beaujolais Villages appellations. Mathieu joined forces with Jean-Jacques in 2008 and brought his expertise in oenology. Find out more
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The history of the estate

The history of the Domaine des Marrans has its roots in the second part of the 20th century, when in 1970, Jean-Jacques Mélinand acquired 4 hectares of Clos du Pavillon vineyards in Fleurie.

Over the years, the estate expanded and new plots were cultivated, always in AOC Fleurie. In the same way, the vat room where the wines are vinified became too small, and in 1989, Jean-Jacques Mélinand had to build a new vinification site 500 m from the Clos. This new building is located on the place called "Les Marrans", giving its name to the domain.

In 2002, the estate owns parcels in AOC Fleurie, Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages. In 2004, 2,5 hectares of vines in AOC Chiroubles are acquired on the place called "Aux Côtes". In 2009, 2 hectares of Morgon "Corcelette" are added to the estate.

Today, the Marrans estate covers 19.5 hectares of vines, the majority of which (11.5 hectares) are in Fleurie with the "Clos du Pavillon" and "Les Marrans" vintages.

The terroir

The vineyards of the estate are spread over granitic soils, thin and sensitive to drought. This terroir is particularly conducive to the cultivation of Gamay and allows its full expression once vinified.

The vineyard is certified in organic agriculture and the grapes are harvested by hand with a very selective sorting in order to vinify only the most mature and qualitative grapes. In the cellar, neither sulfur nor exogenous yeasts are added in order to respect the expression of the terroir in the wines. The crus are aged in oak tuns and the Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages are aged in concrete tanks.

The wines

The "Aux Côtes" vintage is an AOC Chiroubles. A fresh and fruity wine, it offers a balanced palate with melted tannins. To be enjoyed in its youth, this vintage will go perfectly with poultry, fish or cheese.

The Julienas cuvée stands out with its spicy and vegetal nose. On the palate, we find red fruits but also pepper and a certain minerality with rather firm tannins. This wine will magnify a platter of charcuterie or lamb chops accompanied by a homemade mashed potato.

The Fleurie Lieu-Dit "Champagne" vintage offers a very expressive nose, on a bouquet of red fruits, accompanied by some mineral nuances. In the mouth, we find fine tannins and greedy fruits, all crowned with a long and sapid finish. Lamb and fish grilled a la plancha can accompany this wine of friends.
Registered since 09/07/2015
109 ROUTE DES MARRANS Camille, Pauline & Mathieu MELINAND,
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