Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Vin de France from Touraine by Noella Morantin.
Noella in her cellar. Photo by Kevin Mckenna.


Noella Morantin is originally from Brittany, but has been making wine in the Loire since first taking interest in the wonderful world of fermented grape juice. A random encounter with a professor of viticulture inspired her to start learning about wine, and this hobby quickly became an obsession. In 2001, she quit her job and started viti//vini school, where she interned with Agnès and René Mosse until 2003. In 2004, she met Junko Arai, the owner of the now defunct Touraine estate Les Bois Lucas. The two hit it off and Noella was eventually hired as head overseer of the estate.


This interview took place at La Boudinerie, Noella Morantin's home, in June 2011.


This visit with Noella Morantin took place in July, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by John Kafarski and Jules Dressner.


VDF "Les Pichiaux"