Chinese Globetrotter! After having worked in the export and promotion of wine in France...
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Loire, Val de Loire,Anjou,Vin de France,Rosé de Loire
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The estate has existed for four generations in the small village of Etiau. We have been cultivating the same parcels of land for 75 years. Our soils are partly composed of green schist, partly of green schist, partly of...Lire plus Learn more
The estate has existed for four generations in the small village of Etiau. We have been cultivating the same parcels of land for 75 years. Our soils are partly composed of green schist, partly silty. The schist brings us more structured, more powerful wines, while our silty soils will bring more suppleness and lightness to the wines. All our vines are grassed and worked every other row, which allows us to compete properly with the vine while being able to work with the machines in wet weather. Only our plants are worked every row for 4 years for a better rooting.
My great-grandfather started as a family helper in the 1930s with a multi-crop farmer. But he only liked the vines and wine. He therefore started by buying small parcels of the village, in vines before settling down and planting vines to reach about ten hectares in production. Then came Paul and Marie-Madeleine, my grandparents who continued to develop the vineyard, as well as my father who bought a small estate in the village to build a larger estate. Since 2014, I have been living on the estate with my father, who is still working. After several years of training in viticulture and oenology as well as several professional experiences in several regions of France, the desire to put all my energy into making my own wine prompted me to return to the family estate.
I did not become a winegrower but I was born a winegrower. I never asked myself what I wanted to do, it was obvious. It is a source of pride to maintain a vineyard and to work on the same land as one's ancestors.
Today I want to continue to make quality wines that are affordable for everyone. My visits to the Domaine des Quarres in Rablay sur layon and the Domaine Courssodon in Mauves gave me the direction to make wines of high quality.
What a pleasure to be in the vineyard next to my 83-year-old grandfather to pass the farmer under a blazing sun with his small tractor from the 60s, without a cab. At each harvest, the objective is to always do better than the previous year. Depending on the year, it is more or less easy, but it remains the main objective. What annoys me the most is the deviant wines that are sold from the fortunes to consumers under the ideological pretext.