Michel Gassier sees himself as a “peasant-researcher”. The “peasant” side is in his genes, a family trait. he is deeply attached to the land where he grew up. As far back as he can remember, working in the vineyards was and continues to be a real pleasure for him. He is convinced that the less we intervene, the more the terroir can express itself.
Michel Gassier’s vineyards benefit from a perpetual stewardship that focuses on soil health, biodiversity and the vines’ rich genetic pool. This partnership with nature makes a significant impact on the grapes’ ability to express their terroir, thereby giving wines with freshness, minerality and balance.
“A terroir print on a wine is like a musical score and is always deeper, more complex and more interesting than one created by man. The winemaker needs to learn to understand it and nourish it, to let its vibrato resonate through the wine. Later, much like a conductor, the winemaker can give free rein to his creativity through the art of blending.” – Michel Gassier