Simon Busser, highly esteemed by Olivier Cousin, cultivates 7 hectares of Côt, Merlot and Gamay near Cahors, in southwestern France. The vineyards are located on relatively flat ground with a very draining soil. Long are the warm days, while the cool nights give the wines a complexity and a unique personality.
The property, started by his grandfather, is strongly marked by Cousin’s influence, in the biodynamic rituals and treatments used (instead of copper, he applies fermented teas and extracts of local plants such as garlic, willow and nettle). Simon works all the plots with his faithful horse, capable of covering up to one hectare a day, with surprising precision and without compacting the earth.