While not being born into the world of wine Alexandre Bain always had a passion for working the land and was inspired by his grandfather who owned some small plots of land in the Pouilly area. Alexandre was able to cut his teeth on these vines before deciding, at the age of 18, to go to winemaking school in Beaune. After working for a number of different vignerons he acquired a few small parcels of his own and was able to branch out by himself in 2007.
Alexandre tends his land biodynamically, works with horses rather than machinery and make wines with minimal intervention. He believes natural wine is the most authentic product of terroir and for this reason he's determined that his land is not altered by chemicals or by sulphites, which will obscure the hard work he does in the vineyard. The vineyards are mainly situated in Tracy-sur-Loire in the north of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation on south west oriented slopes mixed between Portlandian limestone and Kimmeridgean clay.
For Alexandre being a natural winemaker is not just a passing trend, it's the very essence of his approach to viticulture. And just as in the vineyard everything in the winery is as natural as possible. Fermentations use only yeasts found on the grapes and in the winery, are not temperature controlled and the wines spend plenty of time on their lees. Because of this his wines differ markedly in character from many of the more commercially oriented producers of Pouilly-Fumé and can fairly be said to represent his individual approach to expressing the terroir of the area.