Winery of the Month: Les Errances

We're proud to present the Massachusetts debut of Les Errances (translation: Wanderings), a winery owned by Warren Truchon and Maïté Perrocheau, who met in 2009 in business school. They wandered internationally for a time before returning to office jobs back home in France. Warren quit his IT job to get his degree in viticulture and worked with Aymeric Hilaire (Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame) and Bruno Rochard (Rablay sur Layon). Maïté joined Warren in working at ‘Les Errances’ not long after their daughter Castille was born. They now farm 6 ha of in the small village of Rablay sur Layon, while buying small amounts of fruit from organic producers such as Alain Bore & David Landron. Their work is centered on meticulous farming with an approach leaning on permaculture, to encourage the diversity of plants and trees in and around the vines. Their work in the cellar is minimal and slow, with long wild ferments and a mixture of fermenting vessels. We are offering two whites made of pure chenin blanc grown in clay soils, one with a week of skin contact, and a rustic red fashioned from grolleau and cabernet franc.