Producer Profile

La Grange Tiphaine

When Damien assumed control in 2002, just 22 years old, he swiftly initiated a reduction in vineyard chemicals, influenced by his interactions with fellow winemakers and his conviction in alternative soil practices—akin to using homeopathy over antibiotics for humans. Beginning with herbicides and progressively eliminating systemic chemicals, they fully embraced organic methods by 2005. Official certification followed in 2008, driven by Coralie, and since 2014, the winery has held biodynamic certification from Biodyvin. Native fermentation? Naturally, facilitated by utilizing the same concrete tank for all fermentations to prevent slow fermentations and potential acetaldehyde notes.


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.