Les Athlètes du Vin
Les Athletes du Vin is a négociant project focused on producing great value typical wines from the Loire Valley. The idea was conceived by a group of French winemakers called Vini Be Good who work together to distribute their wines in France. The wines are vinified by various members of the Vini Be Good network using their own grapes or grapes purchased from friends and neighbors in the Loire.
Paris Wine Company works with two members of the Vini Be Good network: Matthieu Vallée of Château Yvonne and Christophe Ferrandis of Clos Signadore. We are proud to present these wines made by their friends and family, as several of the cuvées are made by Matthieu Vallée’s brother Gérard Vallée.
The labels for Les Athletes du Vin are drawings by French artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Michel Tolmer who has been the unofficial lead artist of the French natural wine movement since the 1990s.
Farming Practice: Sustainable
Sustainable. 100% Grolleau. Sourced from a 4 ha vineyard of 60 year-old vines on clay-silt soil on blue schist, grown on the slate soils of the Angers Trélazé region. Hand-harvested with spontaneous carbonic fermentation in stainless steel. Aged in cement tank for 6 months (bottling in February/March). Approx annual production: 400-600 cs.