Domaine Descroix is a fourth-generation family winery, founded in 1905 & currently owned by Xavier Descroix. The winery is located in the village of Lantignié, north of Beaujolais, right next to Beaujeu (the historic capital for which the Beaujolais region is named). Lantignié encompasses the crus Régnié, Brouilly and Morgon.
The vineyard measures 11.27 hectares total (27.84 acres), broken down as follows:
- 9.75 hectares in Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages AOC, located in the towns of Beaujeu and Lantignié. Soils are made of granite and sand, resulting in fruity wines with character.
- 0.56 ha in Brouilly AOC, located in the town of Saint Lager, at the bottom of Mount Brouilly, on schist-based soils. The wines are fruity with good concentration.
- 0.69 ha in Morgon AOC, located in the parcels called “Grand Cras” in Morgon. Soils are made of manganese and granite and produce typical and powerful wines.
- 0.27 ha in Beaujolais Villages Blanc and Bourgogne Blanc planted with Chardonnay and situated in Beaujeu, on very steep slopes made of clay and granite soils, with a southern exposure.
The wines are vinified, aged and bottled at the winery, combining tradition and modern technologies. They work in respect of the terroir and the environment, focusing on low yields to obtain high quality grapes. They aim to produce Beaujolais wines that are authentic and true to the appellation. They sell 50% of their production in bulk to négociants; the rest is sold at the property and exported.