La Petite Empreinte – Delicious Wines

We are delighted to be able to announce that we soon be working with yet another “next generation” producer – this time Romain, the son of Alice and Olivier de Moor and his partner, Mélissa Bazin of La Petite Empreinte.

La Petite Empreinte

When we refer to “next generation” producers we are talking about the children of producers we have been working with over the years we have been importing wines from France.

For example, we started importing from Alice and Olivier about the same time as from Rene and Agnes Mosse, Henri Milan and Philippe Bornard. We are now working happily with the next generation, namely Joseph and Sylvestre Mosse, Theo Milan and Tony Bornard.

And while this is slightly different, because Mélissa and Romain have their own domaine, they work in a similar location and with similar approaches to the wine making.

They only have a tiny area at 0.76 hectares at present near the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, in the Yonne départment. When we first heard that their plot was in Saint-Bris we were quite excited because this is where it is permissable to create wines from Sauvignon Blanc even though it is a Burgundy appellation.

They also have a small plot near the village of Auxerre which is planted with Pinot Noir, so they produce a red wine under the Côtes d’Auxerre appellation which they make without the addition of sulphites.

Mélissa is from the Ardeche region and has spent some time working with another of our producers, namely the talented Sylvain Bock whose wines we enjoy greatly. She has also worked for a number of other producers whose wines we also enjoy drinking.

As we mentioed above, Romain is the son of our long-time producers Alice and Olivier de Moor, and he has also worked with other well-known natural producers such as Julien Labet, Domaine Lapierre, and François Ganevat which is certainly as star studded lineup.

We will provide more information about the individual wines from La Petite Empreinte we will be receiving as the time of arrival gets closer.

When we receive the first shipment (which will be sometime in 2024) we will have the description of the wines below and the details of the prices will be in our list of wines for sale which you can find on “Buy Natural Wines” page.

You can read more about this interesting domaine by checking out their Instagram site.