Tanguy Perrault, child of the ’75 vintage, obtained a BTS certificate in viticulture/oenology, spent time as a vineyard worker in Bordeaux, and even became cellar master at an estate in Vouvray. But in 2008, after one day his employer snapped at him, “You’ll never be able to work for someone else,” he decided it was time to work for himself. Joined in his slightly mad adventure was his oenology professor girlfriend, Anne-Cécile Jadaud. The two started out with just 0.8 hectares of vines in Vouvray. But together, they would begin to re-energize this appellation faced by growing competition from AOC Montlouis across the river. Little by little, they have expanded their estate over the last ten years, and today hold 7 hectares of vine parcels in Premières Côtes de Vouvray as well as a parcel adjacent to Clos-du-Bourg (therefore characterised by its exceptional minerality and rich texture!). Their work in the vineyard is certified organic, their use of copper is extremely sparing, and their wine sees only a little sulphur at bottling. Take note: the yields are limited for extreme quality, never reaching more than 30 hl/ha – precision work for confidential, haute-couture wines indeed!