“Trust in Nature”
Having fallen ill after spraying his vines, winemaker Vincent Gaudry took on the task of converting his domaine to organic and biodynamic production in the early 1990s. Since then he has been devoted to responsible agriculture and has taken considerable steps to ensure that his vines are as healthy and chemical-free as possible, a rarity in Sancerre. Vincent also looks back to the historical wines of his region from the 1970s and earlier, before wholesale chemical use became commonplace, for inspiration in his winemaking. One unique element important to Gaudry in the cellar is using barrels made from wood cut only on days suggested by the biodynamic calendar. According to the calendar, the moon’s gravity affects the wood’s density by either increasing or decreasing the water content.