Pierre Fenals, the magician of Maison En Belles Lies, an ex-banker, also a fashion and garment industry professional, by happenstance he bought one of Rudolf Steiner’s book about biodynamic farming on a whim at a Parisian flea market, and thus began his journey to vine.
In 2002 he purchased his first 2.5 hectares of vines in Maranges and in the Haute Côtes de Beaune after doing some cows raising and working with natural wine pioneers such as Trapet, Lapierre, and Emmanuel Giboulot
Pierre’s winery is located in Saint-Aubin and he now also rents and owns vines in Santenay, Monthelie and Corton (including a plot of Le Corton itself). The plots where he works on, are some of the most bio-diversified vineyards we've ever seen. All about the harmony of the ecosystem.
As we first met, we immediately felt imbursed with his passion and knowledge, the attention to details, and the respect to the terroir. As for the name Belles Lies (beautiful lees), it derives from a practice developed by 17th-century monks who would dry their barrels and rub them with the lees from the vintage.
Both reds and whites simply over-delivers from where the grapes come from. Age his Cortons and thank us later.