Touraine, Loire Valley, France
"I ’ve had the same idea since I started making wine and I’ve always followed it: I want to make wine I enjoy drinking." - Noëlla Morantin
A random encounter with a professor of viticulture motivated Noëlla Morantin to start learning about wine. After several years of working as head of Junko Arai’s estate, she decided to buy her own grapes and eventually her own vineyard, and in 2007 began to vinify under her own name. Interning with the Mosse family and her other previous mentors introduced her to natural wine-making and inspired her to treat her vineyards under strictly biodynamic principles.