Vin Nature

Rabasco Vini Naturali Abruzzo

The Rabasco winery is located in a little town called Pianella, near Loreto Aprutino, in the heart of Abruzzo's on 400 meter average altitude, facing the Adriatic sea with La Majella & Gran Sasso mountains on the shoulder, a special place cover with vines and olive's production. Iole Rabasco, originally from Lucania, after graduating in law, decided to start a new adventure in the inland countryside of Pescara and bought a small estate in 2005. Together with her mother Giulia Palese, she realised her dream and launched a project of sustainability and quality, aimed to the purest and most natural aspects of the land into the wine.  .                              Iole and Giulia   The vines, which include varieties of Trebbiano d'Abruzzo and Montepulciano, are spread over 4 vineyards (Cancelli, Concheta, La Salita and San Desiderio) between Loreto Aprutino and the municipality of Pianella, with different microclimates, exposures and land conformati

Edmond and Anne Vatan - Domaine des Miquettes - Muchada-Léclapart - Minerality on 3 different terroir

Edmond and Anne Vatan, father and daughter, are considered the most rigorous interpreters of Sancerre.  They offer a single wine, the Clos La Néore, which takes its name from a small parcel of Les Monts Damnès and is produced from vines that are at least 60 years old, managed following the classic local tradition.  The production has been gradually decreasing since the mid-nineties. Since the 2008 harvest, Anne has taken over the management of the vineyard and the cellar, and under the watchful eye of her father, she continues to maintain production at the highest levels. An iconic wine, risen to myth, which must be appreciated without haste and with great serenity. 60 years old vines 12 months in an unfiltered enamelled tank 2017  In the glass it is a continuous evolution: it opens quite close with smoky minerality and intense ripe gooseberry notes, immediately passes on floral tones and then with officinal herbs, musky tones and erbaceous as asparagus and pea

Bugey François Grinand

François Grinand La Vigne du Perron, is located in a garage about fifty meters from the town square of Villebois; his duty is to keep alive the vineyards slope and the heritage of his village's. François is a piano teacher with a Conservatoire degree; in his late twenties decide to study wine at Macon Uni. He always enjoying working with his father on their tiny family vineyard in the north of Bugey. After visiting Marcel Lapierre he realise the traditional method of working and making wines in Beaujolais were more or less how his family had always made wines and decide that was the path to follow not what he learn in Macon école.  Monsieur Grinand he rent some vineyards between Villebois and Groslée village's to supplement the family holding, also he decide to make wines without sulphur.  During his first vintages something was not as he wished, so in 1996 asked for a help and with the advice of a consultant he used cultured yeast and added So2; but right afterward

Champagne Avenay Val D'Or / Beaujolais Lantigniè

Avenay d'Or, is an area surrounded by vineyards and woods, the Marc Augustin maison, is a reality that tells the story of two families engaged in the production of Champagne for five generations.  The winery is developed within two prestigious terroirs: Avenay Val D'Or premier cru in Valle de la Marne with Pinot Noir; also with Chardonnay in the Premier Cru village Vertus, located in the Côte des Blancs. The first is characterized by the conformation of the subsoil rich in sand, chalk and clay, stratified over the centuries, while the second is characterized by a predominant presence of chalk. Un Champagne Vin Vivant  Marc Augustin in the Grande Vallèe de La Marne make Champagne in Biodynamic agriculture, the philosophy here is to be in balance with mother nature. Stainless Steel is not used in the cellar and there is only room for wood, concrete and amphorae of different origins and shapes. The interventions are limited to the indispensable and in strict accordanc

New waves in Champagne

The philosophies of this new generation of growers in Champagne R.M. are notably progressive, shaped by contemporary ideas, creating palpable energy encouraging other growers to follow them with conscious viticulture force them to make high-quality wines.  Champagne has been a region always moving forward; from the grand cuvee of Le Grand Maison to the renaissance of the Recoltant Manipulate which are always the most exciting part. As a background in the past, Anselme Selosse is the man behind the use of "Lieu-dits" the single vineyard site, and the perpetual method technique. Under his think thank Ulisse Collin - Jerome Prevost - Chartogne Taillet and others has been making champagne inspired by him.    Alexander Chartogne Taillet Anselme Selosse  In my personal opinion after the Selosse School the second wave is the new generation in the Cote Des Bar in the Aube department, down south of the mainland of Champagne 112 Km south of Epernay; producers as Voutte Sorbe, Cedric Bo