Arnaud Moreux is passionate about ska, and a skilled trumpet player. His twin brother Julien is a keen angler. But those enthusiasms pale in comparison to the devotion they show their family vineyard.
The brothers, now in their late 30s, took over from their father Patrice a decade ago, and are single-minded in their pursuit of a pure, terroir-driven style.
The family owns 6ha in Sancerre, and a domaine in Provence, Château des Vingtinières, purchased in 1996. But the main holdings, and focus, are on the 34ha of vines in Pouilly-Fumé.
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The origins of Domaine Moreux-Corty date back more than 300 years to 1677 when Edme Corty laid the foundations of a small estate in Pouilly sur Loire. Thirty years later in 1702 André Moreux bought his first vines, but on the other side of the Loire, in Sancerre. These two holdings were united many years later in 1955 by the marriage of Jeannine Corty and Raymond Moreux, direct descendants of Edme and André.