Producer Profile

Anne Pichon

Anne Pichon and her late husband, Marc Pichon, embarked on an agrarian-bohemian life in the 1990s when they settled in an abandoned farmhouse at the base of Mont Ventoux. They began reviving the defunct domaine called Murmurium, meaning “the buzzing song of bees.” Although the 15-hectare vineyard was in poor condition, it had been organically managed for many years prior to Anne and Marc’s stewardship. Today, Anne, along with her sister-in-law Véronique managing the commercial affairs, produces no more than 40 barrels of wine for T. Edward. The wines, named “Sauvage,” reflect the Pichons’ reverence for nature.

Anne Pichon’s vineyard benefits from a dry micro-climate with cool, manually tilled soils that retain moisture after rainfall.

Where The Wines Come From

Rhone Valley

The Rhône Valley, nestled in southeastern France, is renowned for its rich winemaking history and diverse terroir. In recent years, the region has also become a prominent destination for natural winemaking. With its Mediterranean climate, varied soils, and a plethora of indigenous grape varieties, the Rhône Valley offers an ideal environment for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers here prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating grapes such as Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier with minimal intervention to express the true essence of the land. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that are vibrant, aromatic, and reflective of the region's unique terroir. Whether it's the bold and spicy reds of the northern Rhône or the lush and aromatic whites of the southern Rhône, the natural wines of the region are known for their complexity, balance, and sense of place. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, the Rhône Valley remains a beacon of tradition and innovation in the world of natural winemaking.