Domaine de la Renardière
After spending several years abroad making wine, Jean-Michel Petit returned to Pupillin to take over his family domaine in 1990. With each vineyard purchase, Jean-Michel would ask the previous owners what each parcel expressed. None of them knew because everyone, even Jean-Michel’s parents, had always sold to the cooperative.
Jean-Michel decided to start from scratch, vinifying each parcel separately to discover the identity of each terroir - from the gray marl to the red marl terroirs. In the last twenty years, he has converted all of his vineyards to lutte raisonée or organic and created a new range of wines at Domaine de la Renardière that are first and foremost representative of their soils.