Keep it natural, baby.
Vineyard Size: 23 hectaresSoil: sand, clayAverage Age of Vines: 20-40 yearsFarming: organicHarvest: by handWinemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentationAging: 10 months in foudresFining: noneFiltration: noneAdded S02: low
Founded in 1961 by Roger Tessier, son Philippe took the reins 20 years later in 1981. They are located in the heart of the Cheverny and Cour Cheverny AOCs with 23ha of vines. The vineyard exists in a microclimate that keeps the vineyards cool, situated between the Loire River and the forests of Cheverney, Chambord and Solange. The estate has been Ecocert certified since 1998.Philippe believes that a wine should express the place from which it comes, the climatic conditions of the year, and the vigneron that produces it. Additionally, it must respect the life of the soil and the environment. He believes that wine should be delicious and must also be sound and healthy. Above all, Philippe says, it must be a natural wine.
Katie and Denny
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop, focused on small production, organic and biodynamic, natural wines. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Mon, Wed, Thurs
Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday & Tuesday