Producer Profile

Haut Lavigne

In 2002, Nadia Lusseau embarked on her journey as a winemaker by establishing Château Haut Lavigne, seizing control of 8.5 hectares of vineyards nestled in the Cotes de Duras. Within this expanse, 4 hectares are dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, while the remaining 4.5 hectares nurture Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Situated approximately 100 kilometers from the Atlantic, the vineyard benefits from the invigorating ocean breeze, coupled with reduced rainfall and increased sunshine compared to neighboring appellations. Nadia's meticulous viticultural practices yield exceptional fruit, while her winemaking ethos embraces the essence of terroir, allowing it to shine through in every bottle.

Where The Wines Come From

South West France

South West France, known for its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and exceptional wines, has also become a notable region for natural winemaking. With its varied terroir, ranging from the Atlantic coast to the Pyrenees Mountains, South West France offers an ideal environment for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating indigenous grape varieties such as Malbec, Tannat, and Gros Manseng with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that express the region's unique character and terroir. South West France's natural wines are known for their depth, complexity, and authenticity, with reds offering rich fruit flavors and firm tannins, and whites showcasing crisp acidity and aromatic floral notes. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, South West France remains a vibrant and innovative player in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of its diverse landscapes and centuries-old winemaking traditions with every bottle.