Winegrowers: René, Agnès, Sylvestre and Joseph Mosse
Region: Loire Valley
City: Saint Lambert du Lattay
Grape varieties : chenin, cabernet franc, grolleau, chardonnay
Surface Winery: 15 ha
Certification: organic wine (AB)
We're telling you about their Winery
Agnès and René Mosse trained at the Amboise high school with Thierry Puzelat and Christian Chaussard as trainers! First vinification of René in Indre et Loire then in Volnay and Pommard. Nice meetings also with Dominique Derain and Frédéric Cossard. They moved to Anjou in 1999 and 20 years later, their two sons, Joseph and Sylvestre took over Winery, what a great story !
Sylvestre Mosse has been working at Winery since 2015 after different experiences, notably with Frédéric Cossard and in South Africa. Joseph Mosse arrived at the 2014 harvest after experiences at Yvon Métras and in Denmark.For the Moses, wine is first produced by cultivating the vines and then by winemaking. Organic farming produces a healthy plant and healthy grapes in a preserved ecosystem.
"We hoe, we stumble, we start, we scrape and we scrape. This helps to bury grasses, to aerate the soil, which favours the life of micro-organisms. Treatments against mildew and powdery mildew are biological. Nettle and comfrey liquid manure favours the plant, helps it to resist diseases and boosts the soil's microbial life. Organic tillage and vineyard management brings the soil alive and reveals the terroir in the wines. »
The "natural" winemaking method does without interventionist oenology. Ripe grapes, carefully chosen and a little sulphur if necessary. Delicate harvests, light pressing, indigenous yeasts, refusal of aromatic additives, and a secluded ageing process give their wines a special character far from the ambient uniformity...