Viticulture: Organic Farming / Natural Wine
Winemaking: Hand harvested grapes are half destemmed and half left as whole cluster for fermentation. Wild yeast fermentation in 1500 litre barrels. Aged on lees for 12 months before being bottled with no added sulphur.
A youthful Savagnin in the topped up expressing white and yellow flowers, citrus and crystalline fruits with racy acidity
Julien has been passionate about wine from a very young age and it was always his dream job. His father is a farmer and had given him a taste of working with the land, and how to respect it. Julien achieved his dreams at the age of 21 by buying his first vines in 2003 (Pupillin, cote de caillot). At that time, alongside his new job as a winemaker, he also gave piano lessons in order to live. 2003 was a complicated year with frozen vines in 2003 and really low yields. He now works 5ha organically and has been in conversion to biodynamics since 2012. Each of his wines has a vineyard name.