From the winemaker-Domaine de Foretal is situated in the small village of Vauxrenard, located between Fleurie and Chenas in the northern Beaujolais. The Perrauds have grown grapes there for five generations and today it is Jean-Yves Perraud who is in charge of the property. Since taking over in 2000, Jean-Yves has introduced a number of sustainable farming practices such as planting grass between the rows to prevent erosion and finding alternatives to pesticides.
The Beaujolais-Villages is produced from 40 year old vines grown on sandy granite soils in Vauxrenard. The grapes are all harvested by hand and fermented in the traditional Beaujolais manner. These thin hillside soils give the wine its floral expression and its concentrated minerality.