Writing and winemaker interviews — Julien Pineau

France Trip 2021 - Loir-et-Cher. La Lunotte, Laurent Saillard & Julien Pineau

Posted by Joel Wright on

  It is always a privilege to visit the remarkable Christophe Foucher, who has been working in the little hamlet of Couffy since 2000. Amongst local vignerons he is incredibly well respected, regarded as one of the best producers in the region. We are happy that Christophe retains cult status in the UK, which is slowly cottoning onto the magic coming out of his tiny cellar. Christophe always seems happily ignorant of this demand, happy that it is easy fo him to sell his wines and he can concentrate on his work. Since he started there have been two disastrous vintages; 2012, when...

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An interview with Julien Pineau, Roche Blanche, Loire

Posted by Joel Wright on

I expect a wine to tell a story, an emotion. I hope it is vibrant and full of energy. So it must be sincere. This is what I aim for when I make a wine. Let him tell the story of the weather during the year, let the pebbles on the ground speak and tell the idea I had when I picked it up.

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