How do you select the wines?

The basis of our collaboration with a winemaker is a mutual “coup de coeur”. He must be seduced by this new approach centered on the man. And we by the person we have in front of us. We are looking for organic wines with personality and character. We taste and re-taste the wines, which must all be validated by our sommelier Kelly McAuliffe. And off we go !

How do you bottle your wines ?

Bottling is often the dreaded operation of wine makers. It is a delicate step, which requires precision. We have chosen to trust a company located in the Beaujolais, near Villefranche sur Saône. They have been doing this job for a long time and master the techniques related to our wines. Handling organic or biodynamic wines on filtering operations for example requires expertise and careful know-how.

How are the wines shipped ?

We take great care of it! Our shipping boxes are specially designed to support postal shipments. We have a page dedicated to these questions, you will surely find the answer to your question there. If you don’t, don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@madivin.fr .

Why did you put a cork ?

Honestly, because we think it’s prettier. And also because for us, wine is first of all a way to sublimate a moment. And this moment, we see it with a corkscrew and the “POC” of the cork. On the other hand, the wine needs a very small volume of oxygen to age with elegance. The cork favors the gas exchanges and allows the wine to patinate. But of course, some bottles can be damaged because of this cork, which then leaves a taste. It is the case for 3 to 5% of the bottles. It is unfortunately the game…

Where are the wines stored ?

They are stored in the Beaujolais. There are 3 elements that we look at carefully for the storage of our wines:

Temperature: Wine does not like temperatures that are too high or too low. The ideal temperature is around 13°C. What the wine hates even more is the strong amplitudes.

Hygrometry: Wine likes humid environments, so that the cork does not retract.

Light and smells. The wine hates them. The light makes it age too quickly and the smells are captured. Especially some like gasoline, garlic. None of this near our wines!