Grolleau Catherine/Pierre Breton 2023

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Perfect for:

A light lunch

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Pale, Explosive, Crunchy

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Grolleau Catherine/Pierre Breton, 100% Grolleau, natural production, made with carbonic maceration to maximise the aromas of fresh strawberry.  This delightful low abv (11%) red has immense freshness and drinkability.  The 20 year old Grolleau vines produce grapes ideal for this style.  The fermentation is using carbonic maceration.  There is no real maturation and they bottle the wine early.  This is what we call perfect picnic wine.  Crunchy, fresh red fruits, strawberry and cranberry and a light peppery note.  Delicious stuff.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Catherine and Pierre Breton
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2023
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Grolleau
Terroir Sandy Soils
Alcohol 11% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Best drunk young
Food Matching Anything and Everything

Catherine and Pierre Breton have been running their biodynamic wine estate just north of Restigné since 1997.

In total Catherine and Pierre Breton own around 15 hectares of vines in the areas of Bourgeuil and Chinon.  Their wines are natural all the way and represent their respect for the land.  The viticulture is scrupulously natural, avoiding all chemical fertilisers and weed killers.  They restrict yields to approximately 40-45 hl/ha (although some cuvées are below 35 hl/ha).  They naturally harvest by hand.

In the cellars, the grapes are treated according to terroir.  The gravelly soils go into stainless steel vats.  The grapes from clay-limestone vineyards are fermented in old oak vats.  Only indigenous yeasts are used.  Theydon;t filter at all.  Sulphur is severely restricted with most cuvées receiving only 10 mg/l at bottling.  Their reds are excellent, but the dry Vouvray is one of our favourite expressions of Chenin and represents outstanding value for money.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Grolleau Catherine/Pierre Breton 2023