A fervent interest in environmental movements and organic farming
prompted young winemaker Guillaume Noire to leave a career in
branding and advertising to pursue a new life in the Loire Valley.
Under the auspices of other local winemakers such as the Ménard
family, Guillaume has learned to make wine naturally in both the
vineyard and cellar.
Guillaume cultivates just a few hectares in Rablay-sur-Layon in the
Anjou district of the Loire Valley. The local appellation of Côteauxdu-
Layon is prized for sweet wines which it exclusively produces,
but Guillaume is part of a movement of winemakers making stunning
dry wines classified under the humble Vin de France designation.
Guillaume farms without the use of any synthetic herbicides or
pesticides. In the cellar, his approach is equally straightforward and
sincere. Quite simply, Guillaume’s wines are made from “du raisin et
juste du raisin”. Grapes and nothing more.
Producer: Guillaume Noire
Organic faming. Hand harvested, whole bunch. Nothing else. 6 months ageing in fiberglass tanks.