Nadège has not had the easiest few years. After her and Vincent split a few years back, she was left with her two children and the entire domaine to tend herself. On top of that, the Loire valley has suffered from extreme weather, late frost, hail, and mildew year after year. Still, she's tried to grow and expand her small, 4 ha domaine, creating yet another financial strain. Still and all, her wines are some of the very first natural wines I fell in love with, and were a major reason I wanted to work with FiFi's portfolio.
"Vigneronne" is the new, red cuvee of the same Cab Sauv and Cab Franc we'd seen in previous reds. It's a remarkable wine and a step into what I hope to be a bright future for this incredible winemaker.