Noëlla Morantin is a winegrower living on the banks of the Cher in Touraine. Originally from Bretagne, after several years in the world of communications and marketing, she changed to viticulture and oenology to make a living from her passion.
In 2008 Noëlla produced her first vintage at Bois Lucas under Junko Araï, then a year later she took over 8.5 ha of vines in an organic farm that had been operating since 1991. Then in 2011 she bought her vines of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Gamay and reduces the area to 6 ha in a qualitative perspective.
Noëlla applies biodynamic principles to her vines and promotes biodiversity on living soils. Harvesting by hand, the wines are vinified with their native yeasts and only a little sulfur is added to the bottling, in minute doses: between 10 and 15 mg/l. Noëlla differs from Appellations d’Origines Protégées and prefers to have more freedom in the making of more personal wines.
On the labels of her bottles the very pretty poetic and feminine motif represents a heart and flowers. This is actually the wrought iron structure that adorns the 18th century well of its first establishment. It reflects the fact that once, the vines of the region were blooming with tulips …