Laurence Alias & Pascale Choime
Pascale Choime, a non-conformist to the bone, was a gifted oenologist who worked for a Cru Bourgeois in the Haut-Médoc while moonlighting as an artist and sculptor until she slammed the door on a wine world that has lost its way due to commercial constraints. Laurence Alias was an agricultural engineer whose true passion is for ecology and sustainable development. Her desire to touch the earth rather than spend her days alone in a laboratory talking to her computer got the better of her in 2009. That was the year these two women founded Closeries de Moussis, a micro-estate in Arsac in the Haut Médoc born of a determination to work their land differently from their neighbours. A project fuelled by a love of wine and nature, a devotion to a very old, very special parcel of grapevines, and a thirst for independence and freedom of action. The wines produced here have no oenological additives, except occasionally a little sulphur at bottling, and the purity and precision of their juice only continues to grow.