Pinot Noir from this producer and the vineyards is truly unique for two reasons: the maritime climate and the schist soils. You can find one or another of these variables in places like the Ahr, Central Otago or the true Sonoma Coast but never together.
For Thierry Michon, the gregarious force behind one of the Loire’s best-kept secrets, Domaine Saint Nicolas, it’s all about the soil. Working on schist and silex a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic, Thierry is the prophet of biodynamics in this tiny viticultural area. His vineyards never see a non-organic product.