In 1976, my father, Gérard Gelin, son and grandson of winemaker, bought the "Clos des Nugues". From there comes the name of the Domaine.
In 2000, i joined my parents to continue the development of the Estate.
Then, in 2008,my father retired and my wife Magali, joined me at the Domaine.
In 2010, i fully took over the family estate.
In 2018, HEV (High Environmental Value) certification of our operation.
Since 1976 and along the years, we have bought new vine plots close to the Estate.
A today, the estate is composed of 34.52 hectares, and breaks down as follows:
- 23.58 ha in Beaujolais-Villages,
- 1.58 ha in Beaujolais,
including 3.13 ha in Chardonnay
- 5.46 ha in Fleurie,
- 1.88 ha in Moulin à Vent,
- 1.00 ha in Morgon,
- 0.67 ha in Syrah
- 0.35 ha in Vidoc
The entire domaine is located in Lancié, little village in the north of Beaujolais bordering the Moulin à Vent, Fleurie and Morgon crus appellations
In Beaujolais, two grape varieties are planted: Gamay for A.O.C. Rouge and Chardonnay for A.O.C. Blanc.
The particularity of Domaine des Nugues is the presence of a little bit of Syrah grape variety as well.
In 2019, we planted a plot with a red resistant grape variety, VIDOC. A grape from a cross between a Bouquet and Regent grape (German grape) with total resistance to oidium and strong to mildew.
The average age of our vines is about 45 years old, and some are over a century old
At the Domaine, grapes are harvested by hand in order to have the healthiest fruits as possible before starting the wine making process.
Rosés and whites are made in direct pressing with a low temperatured vinification .
For reds, skin macerations can last from 6 to 25 days depending on the desired wine.
Temperatures and densities of our vats are followed daily with at least one daily tasting of each cuvée
We work in the most reasoned way, respecting our vines and our soils
with the objective of obtaining very healthy grapes; this in order to produce fine, structured, complex wines with a beautiful harmony
A true respect of our terroirs.