Mark’s organically tended vineyard (5 ares) may well qualify as the smallest in Touraine. A true garagiste, destemming is done by hand and takes far longer than the picking. “The smallest quantity I can make is 15 litres,” says Mark. His first vintage was 2005 when the Cabernet was very successful.
Update 22 September: less a garagiste more a cyclist – only about 6 litres harvested.