Domaine La Soufrandière

This estate has remained family owned since 1947 but is now more than ever a brotherhood story.
When Jean-Philippe and Jean-Guillaume Bret took over the vineyard in 2000, the entirety of the grapes were still sold to the winegrower's association.
From the start the two brothers have a crush on this motherland, southern Burgundy, that at the time not too many connoisseurs fully…
The "Bret Brothers" are now renowned as emblematic producers of Chardonnays. The two of them embody the renaissance and new dynamics of the Mâcon region.
In total, the domaine de Vinzelles is made of 11 hectares of vineyard, the latest vines to have been attached to it being in Saint-Véran and Pouilly Fuissé, in 2016.…
All slots are cultivated in the care of the living, and have received the Demeter certification in 2006.
The bret brothers are convinced that biodynamic viticulture let the ground reflect almost directly into the glass, with greater volume and structure given to the grapes.
Any decision made at the estate follow the rythm of the moon calendar, and the use of herb teas replace the chemically engeneered treatments…
against parasites or diseases.
A fertile earth, rich in nutriments will incitate the plant to grow its roots deeper into the ground. Moreover, this method of cultivating the vineyard helps greatly to prevent the drought, or some vine diseases.
This commitment finds its evident proof in the cuvée "Les Quarts", the Estate's most classic. A terroir of choice, at an altitude of 250…
meters, facing south-east.
The ground, rich in iron oxydes, and very stony, gives birth to a wine of greaat class, with a balance that qualifies it in the same league as other chardonnays with a better rank.
The first nose opens on buttery cherry notes, and grilled sesame beans. The intensity of the aromas seduces, and soon engages the tasting of the nectar.…
The mouth then reveals a precise and vibrant energy of its own. Simply delicious!
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