Pascal Potaire and Moses Gaddouche have created Les Capriades, the pinnacle for méthode ancestrale sparkling wines. Located within the Touraine appellation, in the town of Faverolles-sur-Cher. Designated “négociant vinificateur,” they buy the majority of their grapes, which they harvest themselves from a handful of local organic growers around Faverolles. The soils here feature silex and clay with limestone subsoil, which of course helps the wines attain their crunchy mineral backbone. The wines are riddled before disgorgement using a giropallet, and are disgorged by hand.