Since 2006, we have been meticulous in our vineyard management, shifting to organic viticulture and starting in 2010 farming with biodynamic methods. In a vintage like 2018 with a very rainy spring that brought very quick buds in early May, it was key for our team to be extremely detailed in the vineyard.
A very warm and dry summer allowed the vineyard to ripen with great evenness and balance, which will provide incredible acidity and structure to the wines. Harvest time brought some interesting new challenges as hail threatened and clouds circled the winery, but we avoided any issues allowing for a quick and very successful picking.
Champ Gain, located below La Garenne, has a stonier soil mixed with clay and limestone. Our vines are located on the northern portion of the parcel (next to La Truffiere) and have a good slope which encourages excellent drainage of the soils, so our wines tend to show an excellent purity of terroir and elegant minerality.