Region: Loire Valley, France
Color/Style: Red Wine
Grapes: Pinot Noir
We have long admired the passion, curiosity and experimentation happening chez Jérôme Bretaudeau, a small estate based in Gétigné in the Muscadet region. From his meticulous farming in the vineyards - where classic Melon de Bourgogne vines grow alongside Chardonnay, Savagnin, Pinot Noir and Merlot to his work in the cellar - a kaleidoscope of stainless steel vats, casks, barrels, concrete eggs and amphora that implies someone constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible in this region. His range of wines are a fascinating interpretation of the gabbro, granite and gneiss terroirs, offering just the right balance between ripe fruit and mineral expression.
- Vine Age: Planted in 2005
- Terroir: Soils of granite, pink and white quartz
- Viticulture: Certified organic (since 2012) and biodynamic (Biodyvin, as of 2020)
- Vinification: 100% , indigenous yeast fermentation, maceration/infusion lasts about 12 days, aged for 10 to 14 months in older oak barrels.