Autour de l’Anne is the southern project of Anne Paillet (the other half of Chahut & Prodiges in the Loire Valley). Anne is good friends with one of the top Biodynamic farmers on the Pic Saint Loup in the Languedoc, Christophe Beau. Longer in the tooth than Anne, Christophe is slowly pairing back his wine production, so Anne was more than happy to take such meticulous Biodynamic fruit from a very experienced grower.
Anne assists with the end of the growing season, then harvests the grapes and guides the fermentations, before trucking the wine back up to the Loire in bulk containers for ageing Touraine style. The fermentations favour lots of whole bunch, giving really juicy and generous wines, and no barrel ageing, with zero oenological entrants and no SO2 at any stage. These wines, like Greg & Anne, are fun. A great example is their “Loire-d’Oc” blend of Touraine Gamay and Languedoc Grenache - Bob dit l’âne.
Les Etats d’Anne / 2015 - Vin de France (Cinsault / Grenache)
“Bob” dit l’Âne / 2014 - Vin de France (Gamay / Grenache)