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Château de Lucey - Vins de Savoie

In Lucey, the Altesse prevails at 80% over the 3 grape varieties grown organically, with Mondeuse and Pinot Noir.

The Château de Lucey makes an impression with its magnificent fortress from the end of the 13th century, built on a rocky spur with a breathtaking view of the Rhône. Nicole Defforey and her son, Antoine de Galbert, entrusted the management of the vineyard in 2010 to Christophe Martin, converted to the vine a few years earlier. From his first steps, he decided to cultivate the vineyard organically. The 2016 vintage is the first to receive the organic farming certification.

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More than 6.5 hectares of vines for 3 grape varieties

Christophe Martin, the winemaker since 2010, cultivates 3 grape varieties including 2 emblematic from Savoie

Cépage Altesse - Roussette de Savoie

Altesse

Mysterious white Savoyard grape variety, which gives the AOC Roussette de Savoie

Cépage Mondeuse AOC Savoie

Mondeuse

Old black Savoyard grape variety, known for its rusticity

Pinot Noir

Black Burgundy grape variety which gives softer wines

The history of the winery

1993

The winery

Traditionally set up in the 16th century by the Mareste family, the Altesse grape variety is planted again by Mrs. Defforey, who created the wine estate.

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2009

Departure of Mickaël Grosjean

After 15 years managing the estate, Mickaël Grosjean stops his winegrower activity at the Château de Lucey.

2010

Arrival of our winemaker, Christophe Martin

“A great consideration for nature and life in general gives me a sensitivity with strict respect for the environment.”

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2011

Involvement in the DEPHY farms network

The challenge of reducing inputs and protection plant products in viticulture.

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2012

Organic farming

Change in farming practices with organic farming which requires to invest in new agricultural equipment.

After first empirical tests on 1 hectare, expansion of organic practices to the entire vineyard, with the goal of reducing copper.

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2013

Application for the organic farming certification

The vineyard begins its first year of conversion out of the three needed to have the organic farming certification.

2016

Organic farming certification

2016 is the first vintage to be certified in organic farming. Every year, a bi-annual check will allow the wines of Château de Lucey to be certified.

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Discover the cellars of Château de Lucey

Do you want to find out more about our growing and winemaking methods?

We organize cellar visits by appointment, do not hesitate to contact us!