The Bretons farm 11 hectares of vines just east of Bourgueil. They produce Chinon and Bourgueil, creating honest wines for both early consumption and longer aging. They have become icons for the natural wine movement and have started the process of biodynamic certification. This Chinon is made from several parcels on clay and limestone hillside soils. The vinification and élevage takes place in wooden vats and barriques. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered after one year in wood, in the early fall before harvest.
* Size: 750
* Vintage: 2001
* Producer: Catherine & Pierre Breton
* Region: LOIRE
* Subregion: Touraine
* Variety: CABERNET FRANC
* Farming: Sustainble
* The labels organic, biodynamic, sustainable,
natural and traditional that are listed here, are based
on our best understanding of the producers' farming practices
and do not represent or claim to be a certification of any kind.