La Roche Buissiere
(Antoine and Laurence Joly)
Antoine and Laurence Joly
18 hectares, organic
COUNTRY, REGION, SUBREGION
After deciding that studying city water waste management wasn’t for him, Antoine took over from his dad Pierre in 1998. Shortly joined by his wife Laurence, they began vinifying and bottling their own wine.
Organic since the 1970’s Pierre had used to sell his grapes to the local co-op.
Vineyards are planted with Grenache and Syrah. Very intense vineyard work allows for early harvest, resulting in less-concentrated and lower-alcohol wines.
They hand-harvest, don’t use synthetic yeasts, and don’t fine or filter.