Grain par Grain
For her first vintage in 2018, Caroline started with tiny holdings of only 0.28ha of vines. This didn't equate to much wine, so she also purchased organic grapes from growers in Savoie and Bugey to make the remainder of her cuvées. In 2019 she increased her personal holdings to 4ha (all in Bugey), and so all of the 2019 wines have been made with her own grapes.
She farms organically, and uses nothing at all during the winemaking process, including sulfites. The wines are never fined or filtered either. The vitality and expressive detail in her wines is second to none, and it's so pleasing to taste great natural wines like this from Bugey. There is a purity and alpine freshness about them, and she is quite frankly making some of the most enjoyable wines to come out of the region.
Her label - Grain par Grain - can translate to little by little, or step by step – essentially outlining Caroline’s journey to make wine. She started out from very humble beginnings, but is manifesting her dream one small step at a time.