The Modest Merchant
It was in 2007 that Nicolas took over the generations-old family farm along with some 7hectares of vines and 60+ calves. Working the vines for 9 years just as his parents had, but it was in 2016 that he decided to make his first vintage without the addition of sulphur; and so the cuvées Arthur and Lancelot were born. In September 2017 he started on the long road to convert the vines to certified organic viticulture as well as eliminating sulphur during the winemaking process whatsoever. His vines are split between 5ha Melon de Bourgogne, 0.7 Folle Blanche, 0.5 Pinot Noir and 0.5ha od a local variety Egiodola on a variety of expressive Westerly Loire soils: Amphibolite, Leptynite and Gneiss and micashiste.