Romain Paire: when you are heralded in 2014 by La Revue du vin de France, the country’s leading wine magazine, as the “Discovery of the Year”, people take notice. And Romain has indeed done great things for Domaine des Pothiers, especially in the vineyard, while continuing to vinify alongside his father, Georges. The family roots at the estate go deep into the 19thcentury, and traditions endure, along with the family dairy farm, which continues to produce milk. When the young and dynamic Romain took over the family estate in 2005, it was to modernise and convert it over to organic agriculture, then biodynamic. Since then, the milk production has become almost anecdotal, as Romain has become increasingly focused on his 10 hectares of vines. Romain has quickly become one of the spearheads for the renewal of this small appellation, "Côte Roannaise", which counts only 200 hectares. It wasn’t long before top sommeliers took notice began helping as well to highlight these little known wines. Today, he’s become a darling of Michelin-starred restaurants and the press, but the wines of Romain have remained authentic and of incredible value for money.