Ariane Lesné worked as a retailer, than a wine agent, then made the move into producing her own wines after falling in love with natural winemaking. She worked at an estate in Burgundy for 5 years, before taking over the reins at Emile Heredia's estate, Domaine Montrieux at the end of 2014. She lives there now with her Husband Martin, a potter who uses the ashes of Ariane's vines to make glazes for his pots. We have three of her wines in the U.K:
Grandgousier is 100% Pineau d'Aunis from 40-120 year old vines, whole bunch, 9 months maceration! Very low sulphur. Haunting, elegant Pineau d'Aunis.
Region - Loire, France