Michel Autran, 2017 Update
Michel Autran (pictured below) is one of the Loire Valley’s relative newcomers. A doctor specialising in emergency medicine, he felt the pull of the vine. After gaining some experience working with François Pinon and Vincent Carême, he bought his first hectare of vines. Further acquisitions mean the domaine now accounts for more than 4 hectares of the appellation. Michel therefore joins a group of relatively recent additions to the Vouvray scene, others also newcomers, such as Peter Hahn of Clos de la Meslerie and Tanguy Perrault of Domaine Perrault-Jadaud, while others are next-generation notables, including Sébastien Brunet and the Cosme siblings, Florent Cosme and Mathieu Cosme.
On this most recent encounter with Michel I had the opportunity to get to grips not only with the latest vintages of Les Enfers Tranquilles and Le Ciel Rouge, but also to taste two new sparkling cuvées.Please log in to continue reading: