in 2011 after stints with Cyril le Moing, Mark Angeli, Les Roches Sèches and
Olivier Cousin, Stephanie and Vincent have just 3.5h of old vines near Faye
d’Anjou, which they immediately started working organically (with ploughing
aid from their Percheron horse Anatole).
They are particularly keen to defend the pineau d’aunis, and this comes
from a 0.65h parcel of 55yo vines planted on a plateau with schist and quartz
as a base. Selected from a series of tries in the vines, whole bunches were
gravity fed into cuve and after being gently crushed, a 12 day cuvaison ensued
before 12 months in older barrels. Bottled without filtration and with no added
sulphur, this is a peppery spicy, zesty natural wine with a good terroir print
on the finish. VLQ. For drinking now to 2018.