Domaine du Petit Bonhomme, Luberon

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After for more than twenty years of working at a cooperative cellar, as well as earning the title of cellar-master for the venerable Domaine Comte Abbatucci in Corsica, Fabien Chanavas returned to his native Luberon to start his own domaine in 2018. Situated in the commune of La Motte-d’Aigues, Fabien farms just 1.5 hectares of vines, working with Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Syrah, as well as the rare Sérine. Currently in conversion, Fabien mission has been to farm and vinify without any additional chemical inputs. His passion for agroecology and biodynamic practices has lead him to use only the smallest portions of copper in the vines, and no pesticides or herbicides are used at all. The soil is exclusively plowed by Fabien’s two horses. All grapes at Domaine du Petit Bonhomme are harvested by hand; only indigenous yeasts are used to carry out fermentations in the cellar; all wines are bottled unfined, unfiltered, and without any additional sulphur. 1000 bottles produced.