Rich and subtly layered juice that somehow seems weightlessly suspended in the air. The 2017 was quite closed for a while but has really started to open up. Give it some air and a shake before you serve it, slightly chilled. Store dark and cool, has potential to age beautifully.
Selected plots of old vines on clay-limestone soils. Organic farming, hand-harvest. Destemming of the grapes, natural fermentation without inputs in old barrels, elevage for over a year in old barriques. Bottled unfiltered and unsulphited.
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 first 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 favourite pit-stops during our wine trips.