Romain took the reins from his parents Odette and Leon in 1986, marking the domaine‚Äôs third generation of stewardship under the Papilloud name. Aided by his wife, Gladys, and Vincent, their son, Romain cultivates four hectares of vines, with the majority located in V√©troz, supplemented with smaller holdings in the neighboring villages of Conthey and Ardon, all centered in the heart of the Valais. The steep slopes of the vineyards require intense manual labor throughout the growing season and through the harvest, which fits in nicely with the minimal-intervention approach to the entire production at the estate.
A wide range of wines are produced from these relatively modest vineyard holdings, which Romain categorizes into four headings: Tradition (most of the wines belong to this group), Grands Crus, Reserve and Saveurs Nobles. We currently offer a selection of Tradition and Grands Crus, as these typify the varietals and terroir of the region with the most fidelity.
Fendant, also known as Chasselas, is grown high up on the slopes of the Alps and produces a refreshing wine of fine structure with a stony minerality. The Amandoleyre vineyard takes its name from the almond trees that were once planted here. Cave du Vieux Moulin Fendant Amandoleyre Grand Cru 2016 from this prime site within V√©troz is declared a ‚ÄúGrand Cru‚Äù.