Laurent took over his father’s estate in 1999, which at the time was under contract to sell their fruit to a cooperative for bottling. Laurent made his first estate wine in 2004. He farms organically, using some biodynamic techniques, and makes wine as naturally as possible. Though it is permitted to call a wine made with pinot auxerrois “pinot blanc”, Laurent chooses to avoid this confusion and contribute his own by adding 5% pinot noir to this blend. While Laurent’s farming techniques and philosophy are geared to achieving the ripest possible fruit, we love this wine for its natural balance of ripeness and acidity.