My familial history marked me out to work in a
vineyard; some of my forefathers indeed belonged to a famous family of
wine-growers, the Delas.
As a teenager, I spent most of my free time working in the cellars and vineyards of the Vallée du Rhône.
Thus, after my A-levels, I decided to go the Beaune
school of wine. I was really willing to study in Burgundy because I
think that, historically, it is in this region that the notion of soil
is the most precise and developed.
In 2002, thanks to my parents, my dream came true:
creating a vineyard in the south of Ardèche, where I have the
conviction that the soil has a tremendous potentiality: its burning sun
and chill nights, its wild landscapes, its calcareous earth that smells
of Provence, of humus and of truffle…!
Today, I grow wine with respect for the environment
and try to let the soil express itself. In this perspective, I’m always
looking for more vivacious grounds for the vine to grow on (I adopted
the principles of biodynamic), and, in the cellar for always purer
wines that let as much as possible the various lots express their
specificities and unique characteristics.