“Nature is always very resilient”
“In my family, we are winemakers for 14 generations (around 1550) in Center Loire, with today the name Sancerre left bank..
We find here the most beautiful wealth of France in terms of geology with a very important variety of soil on a tiny piece of land of about 10km: limestone clams, sillex band and white earth coexist and can develop aromas sometimes very mineral sometimes very fruity.
In the region of Sancerre, we have to juggle with complicated climates with phases of heavy rain and others of intense drought. But nature is always very resilient. The timing of the harvest for example is crucial, a week apart can change everything about the level of concentration / dilution of alcohol. This is why our winemaking process is based on a mix of sustainability and biodynamic. The idea is to let the vine express itself as freely as possible, to use a minimum of herbicide and only natural yeasts.
Our goal is to have all Sancerre farms recognized under the label Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) within 5 years. For this, we must comply with many rules of environmental compliance including wastewater treatment. I usually say that we take the land of our children. I therefore try to respect the earth to give them the same richness that I have known to him.
And then it’s all about the taste! What matters to me is that the consumer feels a real pleasure of the senses both by tasting one of our first clay-limestone as an aperitif wine or with a long-keeping wine around a gourmet meal.”