Winemaker Yannick Pelletier

For 10 years- time’s flying, isn’t it? -Yannick Pelletier has been defending “natural wines”. To do so, he has adopted the follow-your-instincts-approach even if this means seeing his wines downgraded into the Table Wine League. This big..
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Yannick Pelletier
Languedoc
Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez
Syrah (15%), Mourvedre (5%), Grenache (50%), Cinsault (16%) and Carignan (14%), et un chouille Terret
10ha
Ecocert
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For 10 years- time’s flying, isn’t it? -Yannick Pelletier has been defending “natural wines”. To do so, he has adopted the follow-your-instincts-approach even if this means seeing his wines downgraded into the Table Wine League. This big guy with a firm handshake and an infectious smile has great respect for his parcels of vines which are scattered all around the village of Saint-Nazaire de Ladarez near Béziers. The soils are a mix of schist, limestone and pebbles. They are hoed by hand, carefully tilled and organically-enriched which means his wines can proudly carry the Ecocert logo. After being professionally involved in the marketing sector for a few years, Yannick was trained at some stage by local star Didier Barral.

This influenced his choices and made him follow his instincts in particular when he took the decision to become a winegrower in 2004. As a perfectionist he logically set himself the target of keeping imputs to the bare minimum. He also adopted a gravity-flow approach and light filtration techniques. The vines -aged from 15 to 70 years old -seem to express their gratitude to him for this good treatment. What fresh and frank juices in such hot Mediterranean conditions ! What else to say ? well, the wines are racy, rich, deep and complex.

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