Spotlight on Domaine de Lucey
Erwan Buchwalter’s quest for the perfect vineyard culminated in a fortuitous encounter with the Château de Lucey, a historical site in Savoie that became the first home of Altesse vines in the region. After mastering biodynamic farming and vinification at Valentin Zusslin in Alsace, Erwan sought a special terroir with rich biodiversity. After years of searching, he knew he found it while gazing at the sun over the Lac du Bourget, surrounded by the lush diversity of pastures and forests.
In January 2022, Erwan acquired the parcels and winery of the former barony, heralding a new beginning for the Domaine de Lucey. Today, the parcels stretch over 6.5 ha, with 80% dedicated to Altesse and the remaining to Pinot Noir and Mondeuse. Organic agriculture has been the norm since 2...