Age of Vines
Henri & Valentin Bruneau
Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc
30-60years old 7 terroir or lieut-dits
Organic certification in process
Domaine des Frères was created by two brothers, Henri and Valentin. They grew up near Chinon and both became engineers. After several years working in the fields of engineering they both realized that they were not fit to stay in an office.
Passionate about wine, Henri was the first to change course. In 2013, Henri went back to school in Bergerac and obtained a degree in viticulture and oenology. He began his Tour de France in the South West, Loir et Cher and Touraine. Henri's most impactful experience was his time spent with Patrick Corbineau, who became his mentor. In 2015, Valentin followed and graduated from a school of Mâcon. First, he worked with Yvon and Jules Métras. He also worked with and learned from other excellent wine producers such as Philippe Chigard and Bernard Baudry.
After looking for two years, in October 2019, they took over a unique estate in Beaumont-en-Véron comprised of 27 acres planted with vines between 35 and 50 years old and located on a hillside containing 6 different and distinct terroirs. The property also includes a beautiful wine cellar cut into the local tuffeau limestone.
The farming is organic with biodynamic practices, harvest is done by hand and picked very early in the morning so the grapes arrive cold. The first harvest was in September 2020 and the first wine coming from the Le Pérou lieu-dits bottled last December. In just a few months both brothers have gained a quick reputation in France. The soon to arrive first wine is from a parcel completely surrounded by forest on sandy soil making this wine fresh and elegant.
LE PÉROU 2020
100% Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
Vinification & Aging
Vin de France
Sand terraces on flint with a subsoil of clay and then limestone
10 days of maceration with destemmed grapes, fermentation with wild yeasts no SO2 added, aging in concrete tank for 3 months, no fining, light filtration and addition of 2g/hl of SO2