Les Goelands
(Philippe Delmee)

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WINEMAKER

Philippe Delmee

VINEYARD

6 hectares, organic

BOTTLES PRODUCED

Not many

COUNTRY, REGION, SUBREGION

France, Loire, Anjou

 

Philippe Delmee was a maths teacher who was tired of the constraints of the classroom - he made the move to winemaking in 2006. After studying for two years, he started working with Benoit Courault and Domaines des Griottes, and Benoit helped him find a one-hectare parcel in Faye d’Anjou. 

He farms around 6ha across 16 parcels around Faye d’Anjou and Faveraye; the soils are mostly porous sand and schist with only a little clay. 

The vines are a mix of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Grolleau and some Pineaud'Aunis.

Sulphur is only added in the pied de cuvee for each wine.