Wine Region: Saumar, Loire Valley, France
Grape: 100% Grolleau
Tasting Notes: A fascinating wine from one of the oldest biodynamic pioneer of the Loire. Funky but accessible, easy to drink but not lacking interesting and elegance.
About the Winery:
This small estate in Montreuil-Bellay (15km south of Saumur) has been farmed according to biodynamic principles since 1962. In fact, Matthieu’s father, François, was a leading French consultant in biodynamics along with the likes of Joly, Leflaive and Chapoutier and wrote the “how-to” book on using its principles in the vineyard. Matthieu and Sylvanie Bouchet took over the 6ha family winery located at the place called La Salle in 1990. Matthieu and Sylvanie chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and continue to farm according to the strictest principles of biodynamics.