Catherine et Pierre Breton


Domaine Breton, Loire Valley

Catherine and Pierre Breton own an eleven-hectare-vineyard in Restigné, a village in Bourgueil. They are working with typical appellations : Chinon, Bourgueil and Vouvray, creating wines for all wine lovers, from direct consumption to long aging wines. Firstly certified as an organic farm in 1991, they started to produce biodynamically in 1994. They are currently seeking the certification. Internationally famous for their work on difficult soils (gravel, limestone, clay, schist and yellow tuffeau), they tend to produce round natural wines, delightful and crisp. Some of their work (mainly done by Catherine) can be found under the label "La Dillettante" ! 

"We practice slow, soft and honest élevage to get the authenticity and the peculiarity of each cuvée." - The Bretons

Location

Loire Valley

Appellation

Bourgueil, Chinon, Vouvray

Size

17 hectares

Soil

Gravel, clay, limestone, Tuffeau

Varieties cultivated

Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc

Yields/Annual production

6,700 cases

Age of vines

12 years to 60 years

Farming/Winemaking

Organic and biodynamic viticulture, hand harvested, indigenous yeast, low to no sulfur, wines age in barrel

Certification

Ecocert (1994)

 

CUVÉES FEATURED ON LA CABANE e-CELLAR

Dilettante 2015

La Dilettante Vouvray Sec 2015

Dilettante rouge 2017

Bourgueil La Dilettante 2017

Credit picture: Xtrawine