Thomas Finot is a young winemaker who after diverse experience in the south of France and Switzerland has settled himself in the “Coteaux du Gresivaudan" (Isère) northeast of Grenoble and is now looking after 5 ha of old vineyards.
He is reviving local varieties such as the white Verdesse and the reds Persan and Etraire de la Dhuy as well as working with the appellation's permitted grapes including Jacquere, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Thomas is also making brilliant wines from his tiny family vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage. He has 1.8 hectares of old vines in Larnage on a hillside with granite and limestone subsoils.
The first wines we are bringing from Thomas are all destemmed and macerated in tanks for several weeks. After pressing, they are all aged in barrels for at least 18 months.