Eric Morgat is a born winegrower. From a family that has been cultivating the land in Anjou for more than two centuries, he created his own domain in 1995 at the age of 25. He bought up wasteland and abandoned parcels and today cultivates 6 hectares of vines classed under the AOC Savennières and Anjou. The vineyard, run as organic agriculture, is fully planted with Chenin and is divided into different parcels with varied terroirs. Litus is a parcel of 1 hectare in Beaulieu-sur-Layon, on a volcanic hillside that overlooks the Layon and a hard, very sunny spilite earth. The Roche-aux-Moines is a parcel of 0.4 hectare in Savennières. This south-facing green shale hillside is one of the finest terroirs in Savennières. The Pierre Bécherelle is a parcel of 1 hectare in Savennières that lies on a terroir of gravelly shale dominating the Loire. Finally, the Enclos, parcel of 2,9 hectares, is made up of shale and volcanic stone, without either limestone or clay to keep the humidity.
Eric Morgat, it is without doubt the winegrower Jean-Yves Bizot who puts it best: “Eric is a dreamer: he has his head in the clouds but his feet on the ground. He has a very strong idea of what he wants to do, but he imposes the means to get there. He is forging his path little by little: making wine is battling against matter, habits, conventions. In short, pushing the boundaries to get to the essential, to what is pure, simplicity. I love this expectation, this ambition.”