La Grange Saint André (Olivier Pichon)
4 ha, organic
COUNTRY, REGION, SUBREGION
France, Languedoc, Gard
Olivier only started winemaking in 2015 – he was previously working in Lyon as a social worker. A busy family life with his wife and four children means he hasn't had time to go to university; instead he has learned on the job, with help from his friend and fellow vigneron Thierry Forestier.
We met Olivier by chance at a small wine fair in the Languedoc last November, where he was showing some friends a few tank samples of his debut vintage. The wine was clean, juicy and bright so we stayed in touch.