When Nicolas Fernandez and Maya Salléemet, they dreamt of one day working their own vines. Graduates in agronomy and oenology, they started working for other people, in pretty much every job. From the beginning Maya was interested in organics and their first jobs, in Alsace, saw them interacting with the great natural and biodynamic winegrowers, who have become role models, but also friends.
In 2015, it was time for them to make that dream a reality. They looked for vines near Cahors, on the limestone plateau, in a sector of appellation where the wines were more to their taste. Fabien Jouves (Mas del Périé) helped them; they spent the 2015 harvest at his place in Trespoux, and rapidly found a vineyard in the village. A winegrower was looking to retire and sold them his parcels. Starting with 1 hectare in 2016, then his other 6 hectares the year after.
Maya Sallée and Nicolas Fernandez created a domain on that basis, acquiring a few tools (essentially manual), renting a chai 15 minutes from the vines, and starting to convert the vines, first to organic, then to biodynamic. In short, a fine agronomy capable of maturing beautiful grapes. In the village of Trespoux, they have the opportunity to work several terroirs that are very different. In the cave, their aim will be to express the singularities of those terroirs in wines by parcel, and also to share the delicate, juicy, and elegant side of their appellation.