Laurent Gauthier


Terroirs Originels brings together a community of 25 vintners who continue to farm their land independently and all share the same passionate integrity to bring out the best authentic expressions of their specific heritage. The notion of conserving terroir is their priority and its protection is a vested commitment of each estate. Laurent Gauthier is deeply rooted in his hometown Morgon. After all, his family has farmed the vineyards since 1834. Like all of his colleagues at Terroirs Originels, Laurent takes great pride in the land that he feels privileged to work and to sustain for generations to follow.

Laurent now farms vineyards in the cru appellations of Morgon along with selected plots for the
production of his Beaujolais Villages Blanc, Rosé, and Rouge. Supported by his sons, who share his passion for their land, he takes great pride in bringing out the best in his wines, displaying the different characteristics their Gamay and Chardonnay can take on depending on their particular terroir.


Beaujolais Villages Blanc "Les Bois" Chardonnay · Profile

Laurent planted the Chardonnay vines on the parcel “Les Bois” back in 2018 when his youngest son Elie was completing his enological and marketing studies in Beaune and in Reims. Upon his return to the family winery, Elie found himself in charge of the family’s new Chardonnay project, supported by his father and older brother. 2021 was the first release and this 2022 displays the depth of more mature vines. After a manual harvest, spontaneous fermentation was carried at low temperatures. The wine then rested on fine lees for about six months in large, neutral oak casks. A great example of what Chardonnay can deliver if treated with care. No artificial make-up in the form of oak treatments required. Refreshing and delicious.

SKU 872362

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Beaujolais Villages Blanc "Les Bois" Chardonnay · Pairing

Great choice with summer salads, grilled seafood, poached fish in a citrus/ butter sauce, barbecued and roasted poultry.

Famille Gauthier Beaujolais Villages "Les Bois" · Profile

Made in the traditional Méthode Beaujolaise (Carbonic Maceration), this wine bursts with refreshing yet concentrated berry flavours. It displays a beautiful harmony that makes it delicious to share with friends, especially when slightly chilled. Truly a wine for all occasions.

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Famille Gauthier Beaujolais Villages "Les Bois" · Pairing

Great choice with grilled poultry, mushroom dishes lightly flavoured with fresh thyme, grilled salmon, and soft cheeses. A very nice choice with pizza and red sauce pasta dishes.

Laurent Gauthier Morgon Côte du Py · Profile

The Côte du Py is the highest elevation in the Morgon Cru with a magnificent terroir composed of a mixture of schist, metamorphic rock, clay, and decomposing granite. Laurent’s vines are almost 80 years old, resulting in a wine with power, character, and complexity.

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Laurent Gauthier Morgon Côte du Py · Pairing

The wine’s depth and complexity are complemented by an enticing symphony of kirsch, tobacco, cassis, and minerals. It lends itself to team up with grilled black angus meat, venison, grilled burgers, chili con carne, and a flavourful cassoulet.

Laurent Gauthier Morgon Grand Cras · Profile

At the foot of the Côte du Py are the “Grand Cras” plots, a magnificent terroir composed of compacted sediments from the Côte du Py (a mixture of schist, metamorphic rock, and clay) and decomposing granite. This unique blend with the 75-year old vines produces wines with great character and complexity.

The Grand Cras is very complex and powerful. As it opens up, it presents notes red fruit. The tannins are mature, leading into a velvety and persistent finish reminiscent of a Burgundian Pinot Noir.

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Laurent Gauthier Morgon Grand Cras · Pairing

A very versatile wine that matches simple dishes like chili con carne, burgers, pizza, as well as grilled meats, and cassoulet.