Producer Profile

Domaine de l'Ecu

Domaine de l'Ecu stands as a beacon of traditional winemaking philosophy in an era dominated by modern oenology. Embracing organic and biodynamic practices since 1975 and 1998 respectively, the estate's 24 hectares are cultivated with meticulous care, eschewing technological interventions that compromise the integrity of their wines. In their cellars, no yeasting, enzyming, or other processes aimed at standardization are permitted, ensuring each cuvée maintains a genuine expression of terroir and vintage. With minimal sulphites, well below authorized levels, their wines are crafted with conviction, reflecting a commitment to purity and authenticity. Proud members of esteemed winegrowers' groups advocating terroir respect and pure winemaking.

Where The Wines Come From

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and historic chateaux, is also a prominent region for natural wine production. Nestled along the meandering Loire River, this diverse wine region boasts a rich viticultural heritage dating back centuries. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in natural winemaking, with many producers embracing sustainable and organic practices. In the Loire Valley, natural winemakers often focus on expressing the unique terroir of their vineyards, allowing the grapes to shine with minimal intervention. From the crisp, mineral-driven whites of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé to the elegant, light-bodied reds of Chinon and Bourgueil, the diversity of grape varieties and styles in the region is reflected in its natural wines. These wines typically exhibit vibrant acidity, bright fruit flavors, and a sense of purity that captures the essence of the Loire Valley's cool climate and limestone-rich soils. With its commitment to authenticity and respect for nature, the Loire Valley continues to be a beacon for those seeking distinctive and environmentally conscious wines.