Bret Brothers La Soufrandière - Saint-Véran 'Climat La Bonnode' 2020
La Soufrandière is our family’s estate, purchased in 1947 by our paternal grandparents. In 2000, we officially took over La Soufrandière and its 4.5 hectares of Pouilly Vinzelles planted on the best, east/southeast -facing clay -limestone slope in the village. Then, in 2004, our maternal grandfather entrusted his one hectare Clos in Mâcon -Vinzelles to us. As of 2016, we were lucky enough to acquire 5 hectares of organically farmed vines: 3.5 hectares in Saint -Véran, 1.2 hectares in Pouilly Fuissé, and 1.2 hectares of Bourgogne Aligoté.
We decided to work Organically and Biodynamically from the start. As we see it, an agriculture respecting the Living environment is the only way to produce wines with exceptional balance, that vibrate with energy and reveal their terroir. Maintaining balance between the Soil and Vine allows us to produce small berries that are balanced and rich in phenolics and organic acids that are essential to optimal grape ripening. The grapes are harvested by hand in small cases, then crushed, pressed and vinified in barrels or in tanks, with the indigenous yeasts naturally present on the grape skins. The aging period varies from 11 to 18 months depending on the cuvée. Jean -Philippe & Jean -Guillaume BRET
Producer: Bret Brothers - La Soufrandiere
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