The Story

For this fully organic estate, run by Coralie and Damien Delecheneau since 2002, the keyword is 'respect': respect for the soil, for nature, for historical techniques and a demanding fruit. Their philosophy is that this level of respect and care allows the grapes to truly express themselves, with character and elegance.

Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine has ten hectares of vines across two terroirs: Montlouis-sur-Loire and Touraine-Amboise. It was created at the end of the 19th century by Alfonse Delecheneau and has stayed in family hands ever since. 

"To taste these wines is to truly taste nature."

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Damien & Coralie

Damien is the fifth generation to work this land. After studying oenology and viticulture in Bordeaux and working at wineries in California and South Africa, Coralie and Damien returned to the Loire in 2002. Damien took over from his father, growing grapes in Montlouis-sur-Loire and Amboise. After two decades he now crafts nearly a dozen award-winning wines that evoke the terroir in its purest sense.

Damien has a rare, scientific approach to natural winemaking. From the hands-off approach in the vineyard to the low technology design of the winery, his efforts to ensure quality while using as few additives as possible rival some of the world's most technically advanced wineries.

Furthermore, Damien Delecheneau is the president of the Montlouis appellation, which is one of the most respected organic and biodynamic voices in the region.

Watch Coralie Delécheneau’s interview with 67 Pall Mall.

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The Place

France, Loire

The Delecheneau family grow six varieties of grape: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Côt/Malbec, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and even the ancient and rare Loire variety, Grolleau.

All of these factors make for exceptional and diverse wines. They are balanced, elegant and precise, whether red, white, rosé or sparkling.

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