Domaine De Juchepie
About This Vineyard
The terroir of Juchepie includes slate (red and green varieties) and also volcanic sites characterised by rhyolite and spilite, although the superficial soils are largely decomposed slate and clay. The domaine is 100% organic Chenin Blanc, the vines possessing an average age in excess of fifty years. Vineyard owner Eddy Oosterlinck converted it to organic viticulture early on, more recently moving to full biodynamic methods, certified by Biodyvin. Fermentation is achieved by the natural, indigenous yeasts. This is carried out in oak, the wines going directly into vat after pressing without débourbage. What results is a portfolio of wines ranging from vibrantly dry to intense and nobly sweet.