Bret Brothers & La Soufrandière

Domaine Profile

  • Location: Vinzelles, Maconnais, Burgundy
  • Size: 4.55 ha (11.24 ac)
  • Varieties: Chardonnay, Gamay
  • Viticulture: Biodynamic (Soufrandière), Lutte raisonnée/ Organic (Bret Brothers)
  • Vinification: Indigenous yeasts, minimal new oak, fining and filtration rare

These young brothers, much praised by the more intelligent press, are incredibly talented. They have the unmistakable, and highly contagious, spark of people who are trying against difficult odds to raise the standards of an appellation. They are neither alone or the first, but they are part of a very small handful of revolutionaries in the Mâconnais. You will find almost no new oak in their cellar; if think you have tasted some, it is just a testimony to the incredible transparency of their style, letting even the taste and aroma of one to three year old barrels through.