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Olivier Lemasson - Les Vins Contés.
Olivier and Cécille Lemasson. Photo by Josefa Concannon.

Profile

Olivier Lemasson is a sommelier who encountered natural wines when he worked for the retailer Eric Macé in Rennes, Brittany. Lemasson became passionate about these odd wines, and trained at Marcel Lapierre’s winery in Morgon, Beaujolais, first by picking grapes four years in a row, then by working for a whole year in his vines and cellar. After a brief stint as a retailer at Square Trousseau in Paris, Lemasson’s passion definitely took over, and he settled as a winemaker in Touraine.

Interview

This interview took place with Olivier Lemasson in Los Angeles in March 2011.

Video

Olivier Lemasson on sourcing fruit
Olivier Lemasson on work in the cellar
Olivier Lemasson: AOC vs. Table Wine

Wines

VdF "Les Puits":
Soil: Sandy Flint
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Vines: Between 20 and 60 years old.