Unquestionably, Philippe Jambon has established himself as a figure of natural wine by his determination, from the start, to farm his vines with no input other than sulfur and copper, and to vinify with only indigenous yeasts, bottling his wines without the addition of sulphur. The resulting wines are lively, luscious wines, marked by a sometimes “wild”, earthly authenticity that has charmed many natural wine lovers.
Former sommelier, Philippe Jambon became a winegrower in 1997 and quickly became a figure of natural wine. Philippe and Catherine's vines - 4 hectares - are spread around Chasselas, a village in Saône-et-Loire. At the crossroads of the North of Beaujolais – the land of Gamay, with it granitic soils – and the South of Mâconnais – the land of Chardonnay, clay-limestone soils – Philippe Jambon produces reds and some whites in a rigorously artisanal approach based on the requirement for healthy and very ripe grapes, essential for harvesting whole bunches and long macerations, followed by long ageing. The style of Jambon's wines, both traditional and daring, does not conform to conventional AOC standards, and his different cuvées are released as Vins de France. Lively, fleshy wines, marked by a sometimes “wild” earthy authenticity.