Patricia and Rémi Bonneton are fairly new on the natural wine scene in France. Based in Ardèche, they have a tiny domaine that they are slowly growing, and also operate as a negoce.
Their vineyards are on the super steep hills of the Doux Valley in northern Ardèche, in the most dramatic and rugged of settings. Everything is done by hand and horse, and it is often a battle against the wild - things like hungry boar and deer, relentless hail, and even forest fires which came extremely close to their vineyards. Life here is not easy, but the hard work pays off and shows in the quality of their wines. Notes thanks to Ryan Larkin.