Jean-Louis Pinto started his project Es D'Aqui in 2010. He is a micro-négoce, a wine merchant who buys grapes, and works from a small cellar under his parental home in Moulin-Neuf in the Languedoc region of France. For years he has been friends with Anthony Tortul from La Sorga and he also works with Remi Poujol, these two winemakers have influenced his winemaking process and grape selection, so he now only works with fruit from organic and biodynamic vineyards. He only buys small quantities of grapes from the best terroirs in Gaillac, St Chinian, Malepère, Ariège and Corbières in the Languedoc.
The grapes are vinified separately so that each cuvée reflects the terroir. There is as little intervention as possible and no additions whatsoever to the wines. Pinto has no fixed rules that he implements every year, which means that the Es D'Aqui wines are varied and surprising every year. Everything is related to his refined taste and Pinto's preference for freshness in his wines. He makes about 8000 bottles per year, approximately 600-1500 per cuvée.
Here are the delicious and wild wines of Jean-Louis Pinto: