Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Anjou from Mark and Martial Angéli of Ferme de la Sansonnière.
Mark Angéli holding volcanic sulfur. Photo by Susie Curnutte.


The rather small area of the Coteaux-du-Layon is fertile terrain for winemakers with strong personalities. There are Sugar Mavens Patrick Beaudoin, Philippe Delesvaux, Jo Pithon and their archenemy, INAO director René Renou, a Bonnezeaux producer. Many of the most brilliant and eccentric winemakers are newcomers to the area and the profession. Mark Angéli is one of them, a chemistry student turned stonemason who embraced viticulture as a form of environmental protection, a firm believer in bio-dynamie and in the wines that can be made from this method of culture.


This visit at Ferme de la Sansonnière took place in February, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos Susie Curnutte and Bonnie Crocker.


A.O.C Anjou "La Lune"


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