VICTOR BLONDIN, DOMAINE DE LA GAPETTE, SAINT-ÉTIENNE DES OUILLERES, BEAUJOLAIS
Situated at the foot of Mount Brouilly, Victor Blondin, has five hectares on three main terroirs with some vines almost 100 years old. Gamay planted in goblet and a small, prized parcel of Chardonnay. Extremely fastidious and hard-working in the vineyard, he uses natural grassing, all the parcels benefit from a varied fauna and flora that guarantee a biological balance of the soil. Such an environment, rich in microorganisms, offers a vigorous natural defense of the vines. Victor started in 2013 after being introduced to winemaking by his cousin, who is part of a long line of wine-growers, he has increasingly been inspired by the natural winemakers he has met in Beaujolais and was certified organic in 2018 and stopped adding sulfites in 2018.