Marie and Florian Curtet
MARIE AND FLORIAN CURTET | AOP SAVOIE | MOTZ
Certified Demeter since 2017.
Marie and Florian Curtet took over the biodynamic estate of the retired Jacques Maillet in 2016, with whom Florian worked since 2013. Meanwhile, Marie worked with Gilles Berlioz, meeting Florian while helping Jacques Maillet during harvest one year. Together, they have been working to understand and reinterpret this unique terroir as their own, climbing the equivalent of Mont Blanc every single week!
The vineyards are located in the idyllic commune of Motz and Serrieres in Chautagne, on steep slopes. Three hectares are planted to Mondeuse, Gamay and Pinot Noir, and two hectares are planted to Altesse and Jacquère. They have also planted a section to a massale selection of Gringet (the material of which comes from Belluard), Savagnin, Molette, and the rare Mondeuse Blanche.
The vineyards sites are located close to the Lac du Bourget, on steep slopes, overlooking the Rhône river. The climate is greatly influenced by the proximity to the river, and the high winds, helping them work alongside nature to achieve optimal ripeness and reduce the need for spraying.
The famous Chautagne "molasse soils" (decomposed sandstone) gives extra freshness to the wines and an incredible potential for ageing.
Reds are whole bunch macerated and whites are pressed directly. A very limited amount of sulphur is used during the winemaking process.The 2018 wines landing in the UK, Autrement rouge (red blend), Frisson des Cimes (100% Mondeuse) and Tonnere de Grès (white blend), are all bottled under AOP Savoie. They highlight what this energetic young couple is capable of achieving, experimenting with new bottlings and blends, expressing this unique terroir through their own lens.