Catherine’s philosophy in the vines is summed up by her statement that vines require “elbow grease” (huile de coude) rather than chemicals. She plows her 1.5 hectares with a horse and a donkey. She’s certified in organic viticulture, and employs biodynamic methods as well. Though Catherine let go of her plots in the Doubs as well as in Villette-lès-Arbois when she had her child, she has now supplemented her Pupillin holdings with Trousseau vines in Marnoz, part of the greater Salins-les-Bains area, known for its poor, limestone rich soils, and the high quality of its Trousseau. In Pupillin, she farms a Savagnin vineyard called Sous Roche, planted in 2009, and converted to organics by Catherine in 2009.
Her Pupillin Savagnin is fermented in cuve and then aged in barrel. She also excels at ouillé style wines, and the recent releases of Pupillin Savagnin