Domaine des Sonnettes - Sonshine Vins
We are Lisanne and Edouard, settled since 2021 in Jujurieux in Bugey.
We operate a 4-hectare hillside of vines, isolated, with the only neighbors being the forest and the sheep meadows. Our little corner of paradise.
Since the installation, we have been working organically. In conversion to organic farming, we will be certified in 2024.
In the vineyard, weeds are spontaneous and abundant between the rows of vines. We practice plowing at the foot of the vines to reduce competition from the grass for water and nutrients.
We work there using a crawler, an essential companion on our steep slopes. It also allows us to reduce soil compaction linked to mechanization.
The base of the vine treatments are composed of copper/sulfur then supplemented by plant preparations (nettle, horsetail, comfrey, yarrow, etc.) which allow us to reduce the use of phytosanitary products.
The harvest is done manually for a better quality of the grapes and more precision in the juices.
In the cellar, the fermentations are spontaneous. We do not use any oenological inputs except sulfur in homeopathic doses, if necessary.
It is the air resistance tests that we do that give us information on the stability of the wines. If an obvious fragility is felt, add sulfur before bottling (max 1.5 g for 100 liters of wine).
From 2018, Lisanne began her adventure in wine by buying AB certified grapes from winegrower friends and then vinifying them. This trading activity is still part of our domain and allows us to vinify atypical cuvées with grape varieties different from ours and that we love.