Gilles et antonin azzoni – le raisin et l'ange

 Gilles & Antonin Azzoni

Valee d‘Ibie - Ardeche

We can’t really put it better than this: “the real reason may be that I simply enjoy so much Gilles Azzoni's wines, they're liquid food that I really can afford (there are so many wines that are out of reach for regular consumption), these SO2-free wines are probably of the type that have cheered the heart of humans and Dionysus since antiquity, when wine was judged more for its gentle intoxicating properties than for fitting a rigid framework of codified and controlled aromatics. Open a bottle and there is a good chance you'll finish it right away, even by yourself.” – wineterroirs.com

Gilles still makes a small amount of wine but the bulk of the work has been taken over by his son Antonin. They now mostly buy grapes from nearby growers but have kept a small number of their own vines which Gilles bottles under his own label.