Carefully selected wines that we know will offer you a great drinking experience
European Wine Collective is Backed by 20 years of on-line wine sales experience
We all love to hand down photographs and souvenirs from one generation to the next. In the Teulon family, the treasure that has been passed from father to son for seven generations is a wine growing estate of 65 hectares, managed in a spirit of sustainable agriculture since Vincent and Lucie took up the reins.
When you ask Philippe how he succeeded in transmitting his passion to his son he answers without hesitation, “I did everything I could not to! It’s an extremely difficult profession, which requires total commitment, and I didn’t want my children to feel obliged to carry on.” Vincent and Lucie are of the same mind, and wouldn’t want their children to take on the estate simply by tradition. “I am inspired by what has been passed on tome: this is the land of my ancestors to which I am contributing my vision of the future for the vines. I know that it will continue after me, that there will be another approach, and I secretly hope that it will be that of my children,” confides Vincent.
Vincent and Lucie have a shared vision of sustainable agriculture that respects the environment. Having started out with classic vineyard management techniques when he took over the estate, Vincent progressively worked towards reasoned viticulture by reducing the use of phytopharmaceutical products to a minimum. After introducing sexual confusion methods and restricting the use of pesticides he finally made the leap to organic agriculture in 2009. Herbicides, synthetic chemical products and insecticides disappeared completely from the property in a return to fundamentals, with the objective of constantly reinforcing the authenticity of the wines, and allowing full expression to the abundant qualities of the terroir.