Karim Vionnet

Villié-Morgon, Beaujolais

Karim Vionnet

5ha. under vine
Organic viticulture

Born in Lyon to Arabic heritage, Karim was adopted by a family in Morgon, eventually working for 10 years as a vineyard-hand and winemaker for such luminaries as Guy Breton and Marcel Lapierre. Technically a negociant, owning no vineyards himself, Karim is responsible for the organic farming and vinification of 5 hectares of plots around Beaujolais, most of which comprise 40- to 60-year-old vines. To ensure that his wines can be safely made with a minimum of added sulphur (1g per hl.), Karim keeps his tanks airtight during fermentation and maturation, only releasing the carbon dioxide moments before bottling. He feels that this, coupled with careful natural temperature control, preserves the fruit and purity of his Gamay grapes.


RED

Beaujolais Villages 2018
Gamay

From 2 different parcels surrounded Morgon. Fermented and matured in fibreglass and cement.


Du Beur dans les Pinards 2019
Gamay

From a 50 years old single vineyard owned by Jules Chauvet. Fermented and matured in fibreglass and cement.


Vin de KaV Chiroubles 2018
Gamay

Fermented in fibreglass, matured 3 months in used barrels.

Chenas 2017
Gamay

Fermented in fibreglass, matured 3 months in used barrels


Fleurie 2017
Gamay

Fermented in fibreglass, matured 8 months in used barrels.


Nous 2018
Gamay & Syrah

Carbonic maceration of his Gamay blended with a classic fermentation of Syrah in concrete tanks (from Phillipe Viret).
Assembled after fermentation and bottled after 6 months of ageing.