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Lucey is a small village in the Savoyard foreland of around 350 inhabitants. Located between the Rhone and the Lake Bourget, Lucey stretches over the western hillsides of the mountain La Charvaz (1,154 m)

    • Latitude: 45.7°
    • Longitude: 5.7°
    • Village surface: 614 ha
    • Altitude: between 230 and 620 m

 

The history of the winery

In 1992, the owner of the castle, Mrs. Nicole Defforey, decided to plant 1 hectare of Altesse (historic site of this grape variety). Therefore, the winery was created in 1993. Today it covers more than 6.5 hectares of vines.

Mrs. Defforey has invested in a winery in the cellars of the castle, which has grown over the years to accommodate a production of around 25,000 bottles.

The current winemaker: Christophe Martin, arrived in 2010. From the beginning, he sought to change the cultural practices and winemaking methods of the estate by tending towards a sound and respectful agriculture for the environment and human beings.

An organic farming production

It took two years to apply organic farming methods to the entire vineyard. It was therefore in 2013 that the wine estate requested a certification in organic agriculture. The 2016 vintage is the first one to be certified.

The production potential given to us by the AOC would allow us to produce around 55,000 bottles. The practice of organic farming limits the production to 25,000 bottles; which is very favorable to the quality of the wines but increases the cost price of the bottle.