Organically farmed Chenin from 55 year-old vines on flinty clay soils. Hand-harvest, delicate pressing of whole bunches, natural settling of the juice, very long natural fermentation without inputs in old barrels. Elevage for 10 months in used wooden barrels, bottled delicately filtered with minimal added sulphites.
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.