Vivanterre is a natural wine produced in the Auvergne region of France by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau, and founded by Rosie and Max Assoulin, with the support of renowned sommelier Cedric Nicaise. Using organically and biodynamically farmed grapes, vinified using natural processes, and untouched by any fining, filtering, or added sulfites, Vivanterre reflects the “Living Earth” from which it comes.
Our Orange Contact SGU is a blend of 30% Auxerois, 30% Pinot Blanc, 20% Gewürztraminer, 10% Ugni Blanc, and 10% Grenache Gris grapes.
The Auxerois, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer grapes are sourced from Alsace — the Auxerois and Pinot Blanc from Rosenwiller from an organic and biodynamic vineyard with clay-limestone soil and 50 year old vines, and the Gewurztraminer come from Heiligesnstein from 35 year old vines.
The Auxerois and Pinot Blanc were co-fermented and aged in Foudre. The Gewürztraminer was fermented separately, and aged in both stainless tanks and Amphora. All three varietals were macerated on their skins for 3 weeks. The Grenache Gris and Ugni Blanc are from the South of France near the town of Pinet, and were co-fermented and aged in fiberglass tanks and on the skins for 2 weeks.
Wines were aged until June 2022, when blending took place, just before bottling.