Long-time best friends, Jean-Baptiste Bonnigal and Stéphane Bodet, met as students in Montagne-Saint-Emilion. Having obtained their vocational baccalaureat and vocational diplomas, they parted ways to carve out careers. Stéphane stayed in the Bordeaux region and cut his teeth on Merlots and Cabernets Sauvignons in Saint-Emilion. Jean-Baptiste packed his bags and set off for the wide open spaces of New Zealand and Australia, before coming home to hone his skills with François Chidaine in Montlouis-sur-Loire. When he returned, Jean-Baptiste invited Stéphane to take on the family domaine in Limeray, near Amboise, with him. They share the same professional aspirations and have a similar vision of nature. They have adopted organic and biodynamic practices. They work the land, hoe every fortnight to aerate the soil, encourage and support microbial life with a variety of plants, treat the vines only as required, thin leaves manually to allow the grapes to achieve peak maturity, and ensure carefully controlled harvests. Their wines are created to be as precise and pure as possible.