Athletes 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. The label 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.