In the heart

of

Brouilly appellation

Since 1888 the Fessy family has been based in the heart of the Brouilly appellation.

Over the years they have purchased choice parcels of vineyards in most of the 10 Crus and the Beaujolais-Villages appellations to create the enviable domain that we have today of nearly 70 hectares of prime vineyards.

Work in our vineyards is carried out with sensitivity and intelligence and we only intervene when necessary.

This philosophy allows us to produce highly characterful wines which express a real sense of place and origin. We offer the full range of Beaujolais wines from our own vineyards each expressing their own unique terroir.

Experience, tradition, respect and an in-depth knowledge of the Beaujolais vineyards go hand in hand making Henry Fessy a respected quality-driven domain.

  • Laurent Chevalier,

    Director & Winemaker

Since 1888

in the heart of the “Paradise”

In 1888 a travelling salesman called Jean Pelissier decided to buy a parcel of Brouilly right in the heart of the "Paradis" vineyards on the Bel Air plateau. He joined forces with his son-in-law Henri Fessy with the objective of creating excellent wines.

During the second half of the 20th century, his sons and grandsons succeeded developing the company thanks to the diversification of appellations.

To commemorate the centenary of the family winery, Henry and Serges, creator's grandsons, known for their generous French moustaches, have decided to immortalize the facial trademark as the official logo.

Following its purchase in 2008 by Maison Louis Latour, owners of land and the eponymous brand in Burgundy, a decision was taken to continue acquiring parcels of vineyards, primarily in the ten Beaujolais Crus.


Vinification

For a traditional method

Henry Fessy has remained faithful to the traditional method (no carbon) which favours the balance between the seductive fruit-forwardness and the supple tannins which guarantee good ageing capability.

Grapes are transported in little bucket in the winery, before being sorted, de-stemmed and then they fall into cement and steel tanks for approximately a week.

The length of the fermentation depends considerably on the vintage. The wines will then age in vat for between 7-10 months before being bottled the following spring.


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Terroirs

Beaujolais & Mâconnais

Beaujolais

Close to Lyon, the splendid Beaujolais region stretches from the Pierres Dorées in the south, to the Roche du Solutré at the border with the Mâcon area. With ten Crus, its twelve appellations show the perfect union between a granitic soil and a grape variety perfectly adapted to it.

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Mâconnais

Paradise for Chardonnay, the Mâconnais area goes over 50 km in the south of the Côte d'Or, from Sennecey-le-Grand to Saint-Vérand. With contrasting landscape, alternating valley and steep cliff, this region offers elegant, rich and aromatic wines.

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