Anjou, Loire Valley, France
Founded in 1981 by Madame Monique Laroche, the Estate is situated at the top of the hillside, alongside the Loire river, which makes it the highest location in the Savennières sub-appellation of "Roche Aux Moines". Now run by Monique’s daughter Tessa, the domaine comprises of 12 hectares of vineyards, where each site benefits from a particular micro-climate and ideal exposure.
Since the beginning, both mother and daughter have always taken a natural approach in their vineyard and cellar practices. Through their diligent work, the domaine started working fully organically in 2006, obtaining the certification in 2011 and then moving towards biodynamic practices.
Yields are kept extremely low, all work is done by hand including the harvest which occurs slowly over a few weeks. In the cellar, the wines are all fermented with indigenous yeasts, and aged in a combination of tanks and mostly-used casks.