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Thomas Batardière
Montbenault 2018

Transferring from white to black Anjou (limestone to schist), he finally struck out on his own in Rablay-sur-Layon in 2012, buying a couple of hectares of his beloved chenin but without any equipment or cellar. He built the latter as well as his house right next door to Richard Leroy who he has befriended, the two exchange a lot, so much so that there are talks about buying and operating a brand-new press together.
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Transferring from white to black Anjou (limestone to schist), he finally struck out on his own in Rablay-sur-Layon in 2012, buying a couple of hectares of his beloved chenin but without any equipment or cellar. He built the latter as well as his house right next door to Richard Leroy who he has befriended, the two exchange a lot, so much so that there are talks about buying and operating a brand-new press together.

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Thomas Batardière
Rablay-sur-Layon, Loire, France

Thomas seems to us a man of quiet greatness. He had a few past lives, once an anthropologist, another time a cinematographer, all before settling down into the ever-changing career of vigneron. After working with Chateau Yvonne, he managed to buy a few (4 total, 3.3 farmed) hectares of vines in the acclaimed Anjou Noir of Rablay-sur-Layon, with most sites situated at the southern side of the river, but holds...

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