Viticulture: Biodynamic Farming / Natural Wine
Winemaking: 30% destemmed and the rest left as whole bunches. Wild yeast fermentation at ambient temperatures in used oak barrels and in foudre. 12 months ageing on lees with a regular ouillage taking place in the same barrels. Full malolactic fermentation, unfined with a small amount of sulphur added before bottling.
Great tension and length, this superb white combines smoothness and freshness.
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.