Sylvain Dittiere, grew up in Saumur where his parents were growing roses. After studying oenology, he interned with Gerard Gauby and Thierry Germain. The work in the vineyards is intense and precise to reach each years' ripeness and balance. In terms of vinification, all natural with a bit of SO2 at the end bottled without filtration or fining, the aging takes place in used barrels. Les Beaugrands, a 3 hectare parcel in Saumur-Champigny. The soil is typical for the appellation: sandy, silty, clay over limestone. This is a cuvee that remind us of grand Cru Burgundy.
* Size: 750
* Vintage: 2012
* Producer: La Porte St Jean
* Region: LOIRE
* Subregion: Anjou-Saumur
* Variety: CABERNET FRANC
* Farming: Natural
* The labels organic, biodynamic, sustainable,
natural and traditional that are listed here, are based
on our best understanding of the producers' farming practices
and do not represent or claim to be a certification of any kind.