I spent 20 years in geophysics, admiring the world and its wonders and savoring its immediate pleasures. After these extended observation came the desire to do, to register in a longer period, to be the companion of this nature, with the greatest respect and necessary humility.
After two years of organic viticulture training with Jacky and Véronique Ripoche from the Noades estate, I had the opportunity to take over in October 2016 part of the vineyards of Philippe Gourdon, one of the forerunners of biodynamic viticulture in the Saumur region.
2017 is my first vintage
The estate covers 3.8 hectares spread over 5 parcels around the village of Puy Notre Dame, the culminating point of Saumur.
In 2009, Saumur Puy Notre Dame was granted an appellation for its red wines because of its ability to produce great wines capable of extended aging.
The vines are cultivated according to biodynamic principles
Cabernet Franc 1h6
Cabernet Franc 50a
< 2 Kms >
Chenin Blanc 24a
Le Puy Notre Dame
Clos St Jacques: Pineau d'Aunis 82a