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The Bretons pretty much wrote the book on natural wine, or at least the chapter on Cabernet Franc, and their quaffing cuvées are now stuff of legend. Don’t forget, though, that they also make quite serious terroir wines that are dense, dark, and delicious, meant for aging, like this Clos Sénéchal that at five years old is just beginning to show us what it’s got.
|Producer:||Catherine & Pierre Breton|
|Winemaker:||Catherine & Pierre Breton|
|Vineyard:||40 years, 1.3 ha|
|Soil:||Gravel, Clay, Limestone|
|Aging:||The wine is macerated in open wood vats and fermented and aged in wooden foudres. It is bottled without fining or filtration after 18 months of aging.|
Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.