Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart
Close
Shop the Rosé Sale ⇒
SHIPPING INCLUDED 12+ BOTTLES OR $199+ →
Home Shop All Wines


Main Menu
Shop All Wines

Producers

Producers

Producers

Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Close

Notify me

Fill out your info and we will notify you when the 2015 Val de Loire Rouge Grolleau Catherine & Pierre Breton is back in stock or when a new vintage becomes available.


2015 Val de Loire Rouge Grolleau

Catherine & Pierre Breton

Catherine and Pierre Breton like to party, and their wines make it easy to party: just one sip feels like an invitation to forget pressing matters and boogie down. Lively, fruit-driven cuveés such as Trinch!, La Dilettante, and Les Galichets have always captured the bon-vivant spirit of these friendly vignerons, but now for the first time ever, we are introducing a new bottling that, dare I say, boosts the boogie factor completely through the roof.

This new wine in the Breton book is a pure old-vine Grolleau from soils of clay and silex. The result of a carbonic maceration in wooden vats, it clocks in at a mere 10.4% alcohol, and shows its best with a slight chill. Expect hints of pepper, tomato leaf, earth, and an explosion of juicy red fruit like raspberry and cherry, plus other little berries that burst under the tooth with brightly flavored nectar. We expect it to go fast, so don’t miss out on this novelty from our friends in the Loire: drink it frequently, in large quantity, and of course, don’t forget to quaff responsibly. –Anthony Lynch
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Grolleau
Appellation: Val de Loire
Country: France
Region: Loire
Producer: Catherine & Pierre Breton
Winemaker: Catherine & Pierre Breton
Vineyard: 60 years, .8 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone, Silex
Aging: Carbonic maceration for 3 weeks in an open-top wood vat, wine is bottled in the April following the harvest
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic
Alcohol: 10.4%

More from this Producer or Region

About Loire

map of Loire

The defining feature of the Loire Valley, not surprisingly, is the Loire River. As the longest river in France, spanning more than 600 miles, this river connects seemingly disparate wine regions. Why else would Sancerre, with its Kimmeridgian limestone terroir be connected to Muscadet, an appellation that is 250 miles away?

Secondary in relevance to the historical, climatic, environmental, and cultural importance of the river are the wines and châteaux of the Jardin de la France. The kings and nobility of France built many hundreds of châteaux in the Loire but wine preceded the arrival of the noblesse and has since out-lived them as well.

Diversity abounds in the Loire. The aforementioned Kimmderidgian limestone of Sancerre is also found in Chablis. Chinon, Bourgueil, and Saumur boast the presence of tuffeau, a type of limestone unique to the Loire that has a yellowish tinge and a chalky texture. Savennières has schist, while Muscadet has volcanic, granite, and serpentinite based soils. In addition to geologic diversity, many, grape varieties are grown there too: Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne are most prevalent, but (to name a few) Pinot Gris, Grolleau, Pinot Noir, Pineau d’Aunis, and Folle Blanche are also planted. These myriad of viticultural influences leads to the high quality production of every type of wine: red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert.

Like the Rhône and Provence, some of Kermit’s first imports came from the Loire, most notably the wines of Charles Joguet and Château d’Epiré—two producers who are featured in Kermit’s book Adventures on the Wine Route and with whom we still work today.

More from Loire or France

2021 Chinon Rosé

Charles Joguet  France  |  Loire  |  Chinon

$28.00

Vouvray Brut

Champalou  France  |  Loire  |  Vouvray

$31.00
$34.00
$50.00

2020 Saumur-Champigny “Roche”

Thierry Germain  France  |  Loire  |  Saumur-Champigny

$33.00

2021 Pouilly-Fumé “Vieilles Vignes”

Régis Minet  France  |  Loire  |  Pouilly Fumé

$34.00
$59.00

2021 Val de Loire Rosé “Sans Prise de Tête”

Éric Chevalier  France  |  Loire  |  Vin de Pays du Val de Loire

$23.00
$43.00

2020 Sancerre

Daniel Chotard  France  |  Loire  |  Sancerre

$36.00

2019 Saumur-Champigny “Terres Chaudes”

Thierry Germain  France  |  Loire  |  Saumur-Champigny

$48.00

2018 Saumur-Champigny “Terres Chaudes”

Thierry Germain  France  |  Loire  |  Saumur-Champigny

$45.00

I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. 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.

Inspiring Thirst, page 171

Kermit once said...
Close
Close

Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.

Cancel
Close

Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.
Cancel
Close
Close

Warnings


Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol


Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa