Terroir: Sandstone and mollasse. Plot situated in Serrieres.
Average age of vines: 26 years old
Vinification: Whole bunch maceration for 4-5 weeks. No pumping over. No sulphites added during the vinification and the ageing. Ageing on the lees for 9 months. Slight filtration. 1 g/hL sulphites added at bottling.
It was while working conventionally for the local wine coop that Jacques developed a cancer because of the chemicals he was spraying on his vines. It took three years for him to get well enough to start farming again. When he did, he did so for himself and ‘Autrement’, or differently. His vineyards are on two lieu-dits overlooking the Rhône river, Les Vignes du Seigneurs and Le Cellier des Pauvres, and account for about 5 hectares. His wines are liquid purity.