Frederic Lornet comes from a long, unbroken line of winemakers and coopers, and his knowledge of barrel making allows him to make informed decisions in his winemaking. Working with his father, the Lornets have replanted their vineyards using selection massale, choosing to propogate from particularly interesting vines of their traditional varieties. Their winemaking facilities are every bit as interesting as the changing landscape of their vineyards: they use the caves of the Abbey of Mont Sainte-Marie, constructed by Cicstercian monks.
Lornet's Vin Jaune is aged traditionally in 228 liter neutral oak barrels for 6 years and 3 months, where it is never topped up and a natural veil of yeast is allowed to form at the surface. This protective aging allows the wine to develop its characteristic flavors of green walnuts, chamomile and hay. A rarity in the world of fine wine, and one of exceptional complexity and finesse.