100% Pinot Noir from a vineyard, where the composition of soil changes dramatically from sand to clay. Auvergne landscape is bipolar, interposing hills of extinct volcanoes and risen ancient sea-bed of limestone. The vines are trained en lyre – double trellis with empty space in the middle, which looks like an ancient harp. It is a traditional trellising that concentrates grapes but requires additional hands-on work. Mechanical work is impossible with en lyre.
Jean Maupertuis is the original natural winemaker of Auvergne. Bottles from first his estate, Domaine de Peyra, are now highly sought after collector's items.