Château de Montdomaine ‘Le Breton’
Touraine AOC , Loire Valley, France
The nickname Breton is for the Cabernet Franc grape. Le Breton is from husband and wife team Louisa and Frederick Plou who make this wonderful wine in the vineyard that Fredrick’s family has been in for five generations. Fermented in stainless steel and using natural yeast only. A wine with pure fruit and elegance and firm but integrated tannins.
- Loire Valley
- Cabernet Franc
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Montdomaine is Frédéric Plou's wine dream. He was born into a family of winegrowers that has existed for over 500 years. Frédéric Plou and his wife Louisa Plou took over Château de Montdomaine in 2015. The 17-hectare site is steeped in history, and the vineyards are nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley.
The winemaking know-how of Montdomaine is rooted in an ancestral tradition: Frédéric Plou cultivates the vine in a traditional way, respecting natural cycles and the earth, a prerequisite for a grape and a quality wine. Soil cultivation, pruning, leaf stripping and vine-sucking are some of the practices that ensure maximum quality for the grapes while adapting to the specifics of the vintage. Once the harvest is back, the wines are aged in tuffeau cellars; Then begins the delicate work of wine transformation, followed daily by Frédéric who tastes, listens, and analyzes so that the wine reveals all its qualities.
Their philosophy is simple: "We want in all humility, to accompany nature to give birth to the best. We respect the nature and the biodiversity that surrounds us. Our wines are reflections of our terroir."
"Chateau de Montdomaine are in Touraine and are currently operating on minimal intervention principals and moving towards organic certification. This gorgeous wine has that classic soft fruit low-sulphur flavour but with Cab Franc’s classic structure in the background. Red berries but also darker fruit aromas than is usual with soft plum and textured blackcurrant fruit complexity."
Château de Montdomaine
The wine-making know-how of Montdomaine is rooted in an ancestral tradition: Frédéric Plou cultivates the vines in a traditional way, respecting natural cycles and the soil