Rémi Sédès belongs to the generation of young winegrowers who have revived the Côteaux d'Ancenis near Nantes. Rémi has good experience in vinifying reds in the Bordeaux region and proposes a fine Gamay on a granite terroir.
Originally from the Jura, where he has a few cousins who are winemakers in Château-Châlon, but having always lived in Paris, Rémi Sédès was destined from a young age to serious studies in agronomy, but the devilish rhythm of the French preparatory system threw him off the rails. He decided then on what he himself calls a bohemian life... Accordionist, he slipped into a small group from the East, The Tontons Zingueurs. We can tell to what extent these moments developed a great sense of awareness for Rémi, and a taste for meaningful relationships. In 2004 he turned the page and started to take an interest in wine. He left the North and headed for the Libournais. He learnt and trained in vines, often run conventionally, in Saint-Emilion, Fronsac, in the Entre-Deux-Mers and finally in the Côtes-de-Francs, at the Château Le Puy. Other meetings brought him to Nantes in 2010 and he worked there for two years at Vincent Caillé, in Monnières, where Rémi really discovered Organic.
One thing led to another, and the desire grew to settle in the region. He set the standard quite high, because it seemed obvious to him that he would practice an organic viticulture and also opted for animal traction as soon as he started, with his mare Tocade. It was Jacques Carroget, second-to-none producer of natural wines on the Côteau d’Ancenis in Anetz, who would suggest that he took over 2.5 ha on the commune of St Herblon, on the Coteaux d'Ancenis, formerly strongly reputed for its Gamay. The vines on the domain are therefore made up of two blocks. The first, taken on in March 2013, young adolescent Gamay vines, very healthy, on a micro-granite terroir. The second, 1.5 ha of old vines, fifteen kilometres away, on the côté d'Oudon, on a beautiful hillside in Muscadet-Coteaux on the Loire. To produce his first wines he was lucky enough to find premises at the heart of a neighbouring hamlet in which he was able to install his tanks and which he shares with a friend, an organic arborist.