Simon Busser farms 7 hectares of Côt, Merlot, and Gamay along a meandering stretch of the Lot river outside Cahors, in Southwest France. Equidistant from the Mediterranean sun and the rainy Atlantic of France, this is a region known for earthy and powerful red wines designed for the table. Practicing organic viticulture with a horse-drawn plough and zero-additive winemaking since 2008, Simon describes his style as “traditional” and “non-technical.”
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Simon is a protegée of the great Olivier Cousin and avid devotée to horse ploughing. The influence of his mentor is clear in Simon's biodynamic rituals. In lieu of copper, he applies fermented teas and local plant extracts such as garlic, willow, and nettle on the vines.
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