Les Viges De Babass
Sébastien Dervieux (better known as Babass) is perhaps one of the most iconic wine producers in the world of natural wine, as well as frequent guest of the most important trade fairs in the sector (he is also co-organizer of "Les Anonymes" in Angers). Babass spends most of his time in his vineyards, and has laid the foundations of his wines near them. Winemaking is extraordinarily simple. The wines are made in a partially open former barn, always exposed to the wind, weather and temperature changes. Speeso in winter the cellar is below zero, in summer much above 20 ° C. Babass lets the wine go its own way, intervenes as little as possible and naturally adds nothing (not even a gram of metabisulfite), and does not take anything away. He likes to call himself a "contemplateur de fermentations spontanées". Babass was born in the region, he was initially a rock musician. In the late nineties with Patrick Desplat he started Domaine les Griottes, one of the first hard-core experiences along the Loire along with other big names like Claude Courtois, Jean-Pierre Robinot and Olivier Cousin. In 2010 Pat and Babass decided to go their own way and divide the domaine. Today Babass has just under 3 hectares of vineyards planted in Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Grolleau.