Sébastien Congretel — L’Epicurieux

WHO WE ARE

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Sébastien and Charlotte Congretel named their 2.5 hectare Domaine L’Epicurieux after the Greek philosopher Epicurus, who taught that the object of life is balanced pleasure derived from tranquility and harmony.  Not surprisingly, this is a very apt description for their balanced and highly pleasurable Beaujolais.

After a career working on oil rigs, Sébastien decided in 2015 to become a vigneron in Beaujolais, where Charlotte’s family make wine.  The couple acquired some parcels in Morgon and Régnié and made their first vintage in 2016.

As befits a couple that adopted a Greek philosopher’s name, Sébastien and Charlotte follow a very thoughtful and principled approach to their viticulture. They adhere strictly to organic standards and are moving toward biodynamic certification.  Even now, their Cru Beaujolais wines most assuredly qualify as “natural”.

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
  •  Beaujolais
  •  APPELLATION(S)
  •  Régnié; Morgon
  •  WINEMAKER
  •  Sébastien Congretel
  •  FOUNDED
  •  2015
  •  VINEYARD AREA
  •  2.5 hectares
  •  FARMING
  •  Organic (not certified)
  •  WEBSITE
  •  N/A

VERITAS PORTFOLIO

Morgon, Vin de Zélébrité

Régnié, Vin de Cha Cha

Régnié , Vin de Cha Cha (sans souffre)

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