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Edouard Lepesme

Edouard Lepesme worked until 2010 in the bulk wine trade. Then in 2011, he decided to pursue a degree in viticulture and oenology in Beaune, one of the most complete training programmes to become a vigneron. Diploma in the bag, he headed off to work in Chablis with (well, well!) Thomas Pico and Alice & Olivier De Moor, continuing down to Claire Naudin’s Côte de Nuits Domaine, before taking off for a stay with Rudi Bauer in New Zealand... In 2014, he was looking for another job when he was presented the opportunity to take over the estate of André Bonat in Vaux-Auxerre – a chance he wasn’t going to waste. Keys in hand, he found himself with 13.5 hectares already cultivated organically for 15 years – a lucky break indeed! A superb playground where Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Aligoté reign, and wine-growing has been established since the Romans... a noble terroir if ever there was one! The rest of the story is as simple and natural as one could hope for a guy starting out with good intentions, living soils, vinifications with minimal intervention, the lowest possible doses of sulphur... In short – the kind of winemaker we love at Pur Jus.

Edouard Lepesme
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