After finishing my PhD in microbiology at Nantes University in 1993 which already touched on the selection of oenological yeasts, I managed a genetic analysis lab until 2000, dedicated to the wine industry. Over the years, I eagerly followed the emergence of identification techniques for micro-organisms and, in particular, oenological yeasts.
In 2001 I met Sylvie LORRE, another doctor in microbiology, and my career path changed. Together, we created the BIOCEANE lab in Nantes, specialising in ferment selection (bacteria and yeasts). So, the BIOcépage project is something of a return to our roots...
After my vine and wine studies, I worked in famous estates in Provence and Corsica for 18 years. On the back of this extensive experience, in 2010 I began my freelance career which led me to work with independent wineries (Chateau du Hureau in Saumur Champigny, Clos Canarelli in Figari...).
Since 2008, I have been focusing on more personal research in collaboration with the BIOCEANE Lab. This work spotlights the bridges I would like to build between wine-making consultation with wineries and scientific research for every greater purity, singularity and excellence.
From this encounter between wine-maker and scientist was born the BIOcépage project...