Catherine & Pierre Breton, Vouvray Brut Dilettante, NV
Mineral, Green Apple, Salty
Catherine & Pierre Breton
Vourvray AOC, Loire
Champagne method made sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire. Creamy and Brioche notes with peach and green apple this is cracking fizz.
Notes on the producer
Catherine and Pierre Breton are the real life bon vivantsvignerons of lore. They are passionate about what they do, they enjoy sharing it with others, and they entertain with a generosity and charm. That they make great wine with such integrity makes our appreciation of them complete. The Bretons farm eleven hectares of vines just east of Bourgueil in the village of Restigné. They produce Chinon and Bourgueil, as well as a bit of Vouvray, creating honest wines for both early consumption and longer aging. The Bretons first introduced biodynamic practices into their viticulture in 1994, just after receiving their organic certification in 1991. The Bretons farm vineyards on varied soil types, including gravel, limestone, clay, schist, and yellow tuffeau. Their wines are made primarily from Cabernet Franc (known in the Loire, curiously, as “Breton”) with small quantities of Chenin Blanc for their Vouvray. Though Pierre is the principal cellar master, Catherine makes a series of cuvées under the label “La Dilettante,” or the Dabbler.