One simply needs to spend a moment on the La Closerie website to understand that we’re not dealing with a simple paysan when it comes to Jerome Prevost; he’s an artist at heart, with his love (prior to winemaking) focused on painting, sculpture, and without a shadow of a doubt, literature and poetry.
He inherited a few vines from his grandmother, the matriarch of a lineage that seems to have had a lasting effect on Jerome, taking from his grandmother a love of nature and terroir, and from his mother the gift of art. Upon taking over these vines, he turned to a friend Anseleme Selosse, with whom he learned the tools of the trade both in the vines and in the cellar which they shared at the onset of Jerome’s career as vigneron.
Eventually he moved his production to his garage, which, like his vines, is situated in Gueux to the west of Reims on the Petit Montagne. Jerome brings an artistic sensitivity to the 2.2 hectares of vines he tends and the now three cuvees he produces. It’s a sensitivity that can be felt in the wine, each one layered in its complexity, expression of terroir, and purity.