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Domaine du Penlois BESSON P. et F. EARL

215, rue du Penlois, 69220 Lancié
Telephone +33 4 74041335
Fax +33 4 74698207

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Exhibitor Categories

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.04  Germany


  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.07  France


  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.12  Italy


  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.02  Asia
  • 02.02.22  China, Peoples Republic

China, Peoples Republic

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.04  Northern and Central America
  • 02.04.01  Canada


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  wines from Europe
  • 01.01.05  wines from France
  •  wines from Beaujolais/Lyonnais

wines from Beaujolais/Lyonnais

About us

Company details

This is in the South part of Burgundy and in the northern part of the Rhone Valley that Le Domaine du Penlois nestles in the heart of the Beaujolais Crus in the town of Lancié .

The Besson family has anchored its roots in the Beaujolais terroir since 1922. Today, Corinne, Maxence and Sebastien perpetuate a knowledge passed from generation to generation .

It was in the 1920s that Benoît Besson arrives in Lancie to work his brother’s vineyards, Paul Besson. Then it was his son, André Besson, taking over the family business in 1954 and starts to develop. Le Domaine du Penlois was notably precursor in the late 1930s, when Benoît Besson brings the Chardonnay on a particular hill of Lancie; the chatelard. (Mounds clay and limestone) He begins to design a white Beaujolais, the soil there is highly conducive.

Then, in 1977, Maxence Besson (son of André Besson and grand-son of Benoît Besson) get installed on the domain and begins a long work with the arrival of the 1st growths. Morgon arrived in the 1980s, the Julienas in the 1990s Le Moulin à Vent takes place in the range of Penlois wines in 2006 and the Chénas sign his arrival in 2008.

Sébastien Besson, son of Maxence Besson continues in the family line by his daily work in the field.

For nearly 100 years, the Domaine Penlois works in the respect of nature and the land, to design wines of great quality. Know-how from 4 generations provides total control of the vineyard and winemaking, to the delight of wine lovers.

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