Biodynamically farmed 25 year-old Cabernet Franc vines on gravely clay soils, a small single parcel just outside the Domaine’s original cuverie. Hand-harvest, manual destemming, 3-week natural fermentation in steel tanks. 6-12 month elevage in old barrels. Bottled unfiltered with minimal added sulfites.
Catherine and Pierre Breton: natural wine pioneers, masters of Bourgueil Cabernet Franc and close friends of Chabrol. Domaine Breton is a century-old family operation that has been bottling wines under their own name since 1985. In the late eighties, they started their conversion to organic and later biodynamic farming, and already in the early nineties, they had fully adopted the “nothing added-nothing taken away” approach to winemaking. These bon-vivants are beloved throughout the wine world and their domaine is one of our favorite pit-stops during our wine trips.