Luc Sebille

Luc Sebille farms 14 magnificent hectares of old-vine Cabernet Franc in a regional park of Loire-Anjou-Touraine in the heart of the Chinon AOC. The terroir is a patchwork of rich sandy soil, silty clay and limestone. Luc is transitioning the viticulture to fully organic, and does not use any herbicide, fungicide or chemical fertilizer; most everything, including harvest, is done manually. Olivier Cousin inspired Luc and was his mentor; in 2006-2007, Luc worked with him, and learned to plough the vineyards by horse; today Luc has developed a distinct style, but continues to use a horse for as much of the vineyard work as possible.