Jacques Février: “I used to be a sommelier, but it was during a sabbatical in Australia in 2009 that one day I realized I was going to become a vigneron, while working with Anton Van Klopper, the great artist of Australian natural wine. I went to Alsace to receive training, during which I interned with Polo (Paul Gillet - Les Maisons Brulées). We got along immediately, we loved the same kinds of wines. Various experiences followed here and there, but my wife and I being originally from Brittany, we wanted to return closer to home. Finally we found an estate in Oudon (between Nantes and Angers), whose grapes at the time were only going to make négotiant wines – 6 hectares planted with 6 grapes (Gamay, Abouriou, Cabernet Franc, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon). Bit by bit, we’ve restored the estate, converting it to organic farming with Nature et Progrès. The area we’re in is very dynamic, we hold little wine fairs, and support one another. For me, that’s also what natural wine is about."
A great Muscadet, but don’t call it that! (It’s voluntarily labelled as humble Vin de France wine!) The nose is full and round with notes of citrus fruits, fennel, spices, and laurel. Palate: unctuous and rich, with beautiful bitter notes. A "whet your appetite" wine par excellence!