Catherine et Michel Langlois
Catherine and Michel Langlois settled in Pougny in 1996 with little more than the 0.3 hectares of vines they inherited from Michel’s grandfather. Over the years they have grown the estate to its current 17 hectares, and they now produce wines and fruit cordials with the help of their three sons. Traditional varieties of the region—Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Gamay—are the focus here, with a commitment to showcasing the unique, but not particularly well-known Coteaux du Giennois appellation. Long in the shadow of its more well-known siblings Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé, Coteaux du Giennois makes similar but considerably less expensive Sauvignon Blanc-based wines worth seeking out. In addition to grapes, the Langlois family farms 2 hectares of black currants used for cassis production, and forages wild blackberries for their crème de mûre. The estate is currently in conversion to organic viticulture.