Charly Thévenet is Jean-Paul Thévenet's son. J-P Thévenet being one of the founders of the Bio-dynamic movement in Beaujolais, and one of the first to move away from carbonic maceration to Burgundian techniques. He is also one of Kermit Lynch's 'Gang of Four' with a highly sought after, sold out production of around 2000 cases. Charly is following closely in his dad's organic footsteps.
As the next generation of the natural wine movement, Charly seems to have inherited his father's savoir faire. He uses biodynamic farming techniques in the vineyard, never adding synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides to the vines. He harvests late, with an aggressive sorting of the grapes, adds minimal doses of sulphur dioxide, ages the wine in four-year-old Burgundian barriques, and bottles his wines unfiltered. Add a dose of that Thévenet talent, and you have a recipe for excellent wine. If you're looking for wine that offers 1er Cru Burgundy style and quality at half the price, look no further.