Terre de l'Élu
Love unites the paths of Thomas and Charlotte Carsin, united in life and united in viticultural work in one of the most beautiful terroirs of the Loire valley. Thomas has built his skills and his passion for grapevine and wine by working in some of the most fascinating regions of the planet: from Burgundy to California, from Champagne to Provence (passing through a Parisian wine shop ...), and then dedicating himself to his Domaine starting from 2008. Charlotte instead followed an itinerary centered on communication, before marrying her husband's choice. Today, this close-knit couple works no less than 20 hectares of vineyards in the Layon valley, one of the prestigious territories of Anjou. To support them in this effort, a well-established team, headed by the very expert Jean-Pierre, a winemaker of solid competence. The choice of organic farming was natural, with an official Écocert certification starting from 2013. In the vineyard we find almost all the ampelographic complexity of the central Loire: from Chenin to Cabernet franc, from Grolleau to Gamay, from Sauvignon blanc to Pineau d ' Aunis. A true triumph of biodiversity and taste! In the field few fertilizers (only organic and essentially recycled from the vine), low yields, winter grassing, spring harrowing and of course ... no synthetic chemicals! In the cellar Thomas and Charlotte do not follow prepackaged recipes. Each cuvée, each terroir, each grape variety, each blend and each vintage has its own history. What unites the approach of each wine is instead the rejection of corrective enology. Indigenous yeasts for fermentation, very limited use of sulphites, no forced clarification, long refinements. The result is a kaleidoscope of bottles, colors and interpretations, united by a great expressive spontaneity and a rare gustatory energy. Prosit!