But simplicity is never easy. First of all, we seek purity in our wines. Our obsession is that of the Japanese painter who spends his life to succeed in drawing a line. Obviously, this work begins in the vineyards and is partly a reflection of our terroir, but it is necessary to finalise it in the cellar.
Having chosen purity for all our wines, we then choose two types of vinification for our reds.
Our white is made without any oenological embellishments, and we also make an orange wine which has been Gérald’s speciality since 2009. This wine is made from white grapes vinified like a red, with maceration.
The resulting wine is darker in colour than a white and structured in the same way as a red. Therefore it needed an adjective to differentiate it from a white.
David Harvey, a wine merchant in the UK, and Isabelle Legeron, a wine journalist friend in the UK, coined the term “orange wine” in the 2010s. And Gérald has made a major contribution to getting the term “vin orange” into the French mind.