Valentin Morel took over the family estate – renamed Les Pieds sur Terre – and adopted organic and biodynamic cultivation, thus following the approach of the young and dynamic Jura generation of organic winegrowers in the association Le Nez dans le Vert.
By taking over from his father Jean-Luc Morel (ex Domaine Morel-Thibaut) in 2014, Valentin breathed new energy into the 6 hectares of the family estate, now called Les Pieds sur Terre, located in Poligny in the Côtes-du-Jura appellation. An upheaval, which draws its inspiration from the work of Rudolf Steiner and Masanobu Fukuoka, and is manifested by the adoption of organic farming and biodynamics, with great attention to soil microbiology. The vines are divided between marl soils and clay-limestone soils. On the main plot called Les Trouillots, facing south, planted in the 80s, Poulsard and Trousseau grow on the marl soils of the hillside, while Chardonnay, Savagnin and Pinot Noir occupy the top of the clay-limestone hillside. Indigenous yeasts, no or very little added sulfur (sometimes 1g/hl when bottling), the least amount of intervention possible: the wines, which are all single-parcel cuvées, have a beautiful natural directness and an energy that echoes the personality of the winemaker.