Place: Beaujolais Villages, Fra
Born in Lyon to Arabic heritage, Karim was adopted by a family in Morgon, eventually working for ten years as a vineyard-hand and winemaker for Beaujolais legends such as Guy Breton and Marcel Lapierre. When he started his winery, he was told that use of his ethnic first name on labels would limit his sales and as a result, he initially labelled his wines simply as ‘K. Vionnet.’ As time passed, Karim embraced his North African roots and began to label his wines with his full name.
‘Beur Blanc’ is hand-harvested, dry-grown, old vine Chardonnay, at once fresh and generous, with a long mineral finish.