Chenin

Olivier Cousin

In 1987, Olivier Cousin took over his grandfather’s 12ha located around the village of Martigne Briand, South of Angers. Thanks to his grandfather, the vines have never been sprayed with chemicals due to his opinion that anyone that does so is ‘dumb in the ass’. We agree. In 1996 Olivier took the steps to officiating the wines as biodynamic although this has always been his way. Today he still makes wines from his plots of Cabernet Franc, but has passed his parcels of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gamay and Grolleau onto his son, Baptiste.

Le Batossay

Son of natural wine linchpin, Olivier, Baptiste Cousin has taken over the reigns of some of his fathers vineyards, predominantly the Gamay, Grolleau, with a small percentage of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Baptiste is very much his father’s son, carrying on with the same natural traditions such as horse ploughing, biodynamic preparations and no additions of SO2.