Athlètes du Vin

Vini be Good

Les Athlètes du Vin is a négociant project focused on typical, value-driven wines from the Loire Valley. The idea was conceived by a group of French winemakers called Vini Be Good, who work together to distribute their wines across France. The wines are vinified by various members of the Vini Be Good network using their own grapes or grapes purchased from friends and neighbors in the Loire. We are proud to present these wines made by their friends and family, as several of the cuvées are vinified by Gérard Vallée, brother of Mathieu Vallée from Château Yvonne.
The labels for Les Athlètes du Vin are drawings by French artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Michel Tolmer, who has been the unofficial lead artist of the French natural wine movement since the 1990s.

Key information

Loire Valley

Beaumont en Veron

Négociant hectares

Founded in 1999

The wines

Vin de France Grolleau

Red Wine
 : Grolleau
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Easy drinking, light and spicy. A wine to be drunk while still young; within two years

Menetou-Salon Blanc

White Wine
 : Sauvignon Blanc
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A wine with light citrus notes supported by a long finish and a good acidity.

Menetou-Salon Rouge

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
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The mouth is full, dominated by ripe red fruit. Beautiful woody and slightly spicy notes linger on the palate.

Vin de France Pinot Noir

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir.

A garnet red color and a pretty sour cherry nose announce a delicate mouth. Silky tannins and a beautiful freshness.

Vin de France Pineau D’Aunis

Red Wine
 : Pineau d'Aunis

Perfect as an French charcuterie, during a barbecue or nice with spicy Asian style dishes.


White Wine
 : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Pale yellow in the glass, the wine shows flavors of passion fruit, white peach, and citrus. Delicate and harmonious, the wine is marked by floral-tinged notes and a mineral-driven finish.


White Wine
 : 100% Chenin Blanc

On the nose, notes of white flowers and lemon lead to a generous, flavor-packed palate.

Mumu Chardonnay

White Wine
 : 70% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay
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This full-bodied white wine is loaded with flavors of white fruits and is marked by a beautiful minerality and a lightly aniseed finish.

Gardien de Bulles

Sparkling Wine
 : Chenin Blanc

Brut white wine, fine bubble with notes of peach and exotic fruits.


White Wine
 : Chardonnay

This full-bodied white wine is loaded with flavors of white fruits and is marked by a beautiful minerality and a lightly aniseed finish.

Touraine Sauvignon

White Wine
 : Sauvignon Blanc
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A Sauvignon from Touraine marked by aromas of white flowers and citrus . Well-structured and balanced, its mouth is ample and acidulous with a long, lingering finish. Enjoy as an apéritif or pair with shellfish or cheese.

Vin de France Chenin Blanc

White Wine
 : Chenin Blanc

A fruity wine, well-balanced wine with beautiful acidity, marked by flavors of white fruits (peach, pear) and some citrus undertones.

Saumur Blanc

White Wine
 : Chenin Blanc

A nuanced white Saumur with tangy and fruity notes, all in a structured spirit.