Elian worked with Olivier Humbrecht in Alsace before starting his own domaine in south west France in the 1990s.
He works his 16 ha with fanatical dedication, replanting rootstocks, working without chemicals (8 hectares are in biodynamie). Harvest is always manual, grapes are destemmed. He vinifies parcel by parcel.
Vinification is in open tank with pigeage à la bourguigonne, that is to say according to observation rather than by predetermined method. The bare minimum of sulphur is used in the winemaking process.
Côtes du Marmandais