In the Loire Valley, a complete generation of winegrowers has opted for uncompromising standards, a bold new approach and organic methods... Jérôme Bretaudeau is one of them. Every new vintage from this inquisitive and inspired vinegrower is the focus for intense interest. Let's tag along as he takes us on a tour of his vineyard.
• Name: Jérôme Bretaudeau
• Born: 1975
• Profession: winegrower at Domaine de Bellevue in Gétigné, near Nantes
• Follow him because: his charismatic vintages defy classification, and are already a familiar sight in the cellars and on the tables of some of the world’s greatest Michelin-starred hotels
• He’s also breaking with tradition by creating Sarmance, the first range of organic cosmetics based on vine extracts
• Distinctive feature: his 16 hectares of vines are divided into carefully selected parcels cultivated using organic techniques and in the process of conversion to biodynamic principles