Although Valentin made his first vintage as late as 2011, he was no newcomer to winemaking. For 8 years he worked for vigneron excellence Eric Pfifferling, so he learned his trade from the very best. A mere 30 minute drive from l'Anglore, he is now making wines of his own, primarily from the usual grape-suspects of the southern Rhône, and many times blending these in the cuvées, safe for 'Goëland' which is the odd single-variety Sauvignon Blanc that sweeps you off your feet. Semi-carbonic rather than full carbonic seems to be the norm, and style wise the wines tend to have a slightly wilder carachter to them compared to those of his teacher's.
We are lucky to have discovered Valentin's wines early on, as they quickly gained a following amongst natural wine lovers all over the world. And they do tend to go fast once the arrive.