Bernard Aujard has been making wine since 1988 from just 5.5 hectares (14 acres) of vines split between the communes of Lazenay (of which Bernard was mayor for many years) and those in the lieux-dits of ‘Les Enaudes’ and ‘Laleuf’ in Reuilly. The Aujard reputation has been made by the fruity, light Pinot Noir produced from some of the sandier soils of the appellation.
Medium-bodied, with wild strawberry notes and a judicious touch of oak, these wines have mostly been sold locally to private clients and restaurants who note Bernard's frequent appearance in the pages of the Hachette guide. As a result, his wines have not been seen very often outside of the Berry and he has not seen much point in securing wider acclaim as his land is of a fixed size and small scale. We were rather pleased with oursleves to have secured sufficient supply to allow us to bring Bernard's delicious Reuilly Rouge to a slightly wider audience. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in the Berry!