Emmanuel Rostaing Tayard is based in a relatively unknown region just outside of Lyon called ‘The Coteaux de Lyonnais’. It’s just beyond Northern Rhone and just South of Beaujolais, sandwiched between the two regions. The influence of Beaujolais can be felt here with grape varieties like Gamay and Chardonnay and there are Granitic soils with blue stones which you also find in some of the top Beaujolais crus.
Emmanuel trained in Beaune and spent his early career at one of the most celebrated wineries in Burgundy, Domaine Lafarge, he has also worked at Burn Cottage in New Zealand, both specialists in Biodynamic viticulture. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience back to his hometown (Savigny) where he is deeply passionate about saving the historic vineyards of his area and bringing this relatively unknown region to the attention of the wine world.
The vineyards of Rosaing Tayard are all farmed biodynamically (certified) with an emphasis on vine and soil health, promoting biodiversity through cover crops, working by hand and avoiding the use of chemicals. The wines are made with minimal intervention, the only addition being a small amount of SO2 before bottling. The wines of Rostaing Tayard have a lot of transparency and drinkability and we are delighted to bring these to the UK for the first time.