Ludovic Engelvin is a young vigneron running his own eponymous estate located in Vic-le-Fesq in the heart of the Gard in southeast France. He was still a boy when he decided that he wanted to work in a vineyard and make wine, like his grandfather once did just for pleasure. By 15 he was studying viticulture, later earning his viticulture and oenology degree in Nîmes. After spending time in the Rioja region, Engelvin felt the need to get back to the roots of winemaking, and knocked on the door of... Didier Dagueneau. The two years he’d spend there would mark him for life. The year he turned 25, he at last felt ready to return to his native southern France, setting himself up on a small, very rustic estate. Deeply attached to his land, he has worked to recreate the link between the plants and animals in his vineyard: with biodynamic viticulture and a herd of raïoles – a native breed of sheep – he has succeeded in bringing life back to the soil. Engelvin’s last name means “angel’s wine”, and he lives up to his name!