Perched on the south-facing hillside of the hamlet of Vieux Rouen, in Saint-Pierre-du-Vauvray (Eure), Xavier Gandon observes with a smile on his face the almost ten thousand vines he planted on two hectares last April. Two thirds chenin, one third pinot meunier for, if all goes well, a first harvest in 2025. "I will probably start with a sparkling white wine because the grapes will be young, but the objective according to the years is to make a very qualitative white, and why not red. "
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