One of France or Burgundy's (to be specific) exciting young winemakers on the block, only in her late 20s Raphaëlle has already obtained a viticulture-oenology diploma and set up her winery in the region of Yonne.
Raphaelle is intrepid in her viticulture, starting with only 0.5ha of old vines that she has tirelessly worked at bringing back to life in a biodynamic setting. The yields are small and she has been re-planting another 3ha with 6 to come. She encourages complete biodiversity in the vineyard with plantings of oat, wheats and lentils and integrating livestock too.
All of her wines display a distinct freshness and the deft touch of a mature winemaker who is committed to working in a low intervention manner, but who will intervene where necessary. Although a big chunk of the production is from fruit purchased negociant style, the more she plants and begins to cultivate and produce from her own grapes, the more she believes the quality of the wines will improve and take on a greater identity.