Robinot, the genius of Loire Valley wines
Robinot is eclectic, explosive, brilliant interpreter of the Sartre terroir, in the Loire Valley.
"Elaborating Natural Wines is a State of the Spirit, an Ethics, an Art of Living". Jean Pierre Robinot
He discovers wine at the age of 22 by tasting a Cheval Blanc of 64. Founder of the magazine Le Rouge et Le Blanc, a periodical without advertising, in collaboration with Michel Bettane. In '89 a wine shop opens in Paris, "L'Ange Vin" to then meet Jules Chauvet, Jaques Neauport and Marcel Lapierre who distort all his knowledge of wine. After a dozen years devoted to defending natural wines, he decides to produce them. Return to the birthplace of Chahaignes in the Loire to produce Jasnieres and Coteau du Loir Blanc.
The practice in the vineyard involves the processing of soils, no use of herbicides, low yields; the treatments are carried out with plant infusions (nettle, willow, fern and others) with a minimum addition of copper. The harvests are manual to allow the collection of healthy and ripe grapes. Vinification is totally natural. The wines are aged on fine yeasts from 18 months to 3, 4 or more years as their potential changes, in old 220-liter oak barrels. The fermentation is very slow, in the underground cellars dug into the limestone exactly under the vines at a constant temperature of 10 ° -12 ° The wines are not filtered or clarified
Sparkling wines are vinified with the ancestral method and disgorged by hand. Since 2008 all the wines of the company are free of sulphites added at any stage. For each vintage, Jean Pierre creates a new label for each wine. They are now the object of collecting among enthusiasts. Jean Pierre Robinot has been a member of the AVN (Association Vins Naturels) since its creation.
The VINS S.A.I.N.S. Association (sans aucun intrant ni sulfites ajoutes). Born in 2012, The President is Catherine Vergè; Jean Pierre is the Vice President. Today it includes about fifteen producers who share the same philosophy of wine and who make wine without any additives or sulfites throughout the production cycle.