Cabernet Sauvignon

Jean-Christophe Garnier

Jean-Christophe spent a good decade working as a sommelier at some finer establishments in France. Being from Bretagne originally, his heart was leaning more towards the true and original in life, rather than the polished trappings of higher society - and during his time in restaurants, he fell in love with natural wines and the people behind these beauties. He knew he had to make natural, unmasked wine, true to its terroir.

Sam Vinciullo

After having studied wine and gained experience in California, Autralia, and with Frank Cornelissen at Mount Etna in Silcily, Sam has returned to his homeland in Western Australia to make some super tasty natural wines. His first vintages (2015-2017) were made from grapes that he bought from his good friends at Si Vintners (whom we also love!), and Sam has just begun leasing his own farm in Margaret River. Sam likes cleanliness and perfect grape material, and his wines are a true expression of just that. No oak, no filtration, no sulfur at any point in the winemaking. Just pure fruit.

Casa Pardet

Mia and Pep Torres have been producing wine in Costers Del Segre in Catalonia since 1993.
Here they have 5 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Trepat and Chardonnay, organically and biodynamically grown since 1999. 
The vineyards are located approximately 400m above sea level and the soils here consist of limestone and clay. 

Clos de Barbejo

Philippe Combes, Dominique and Alain Giraud, all wine-makers, founded Clos de Barbejo about 10 years ago.
The estate is located on the terraces,clay and calcareous hillside formation, in the Côtes de Thongues appellation. Here the three friends have planted 15 hectares of vineyards with grape varieties like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Grenache. With very limited yields, these wines are literally exploding with flavor and richness.

 

Podere San Guiseppe

Podere San Guiseppe, an estate in the South-Eastern corner of Montalcino was a sad place until the family of Stella Di Campalto purchased it in 1992. At once, Stella started to ressucitate the 5 ha of vines, which had been abandoned since the war. She turned her focus to organic farming in 1996 which inevitably evolved to biodynamics in the early 000's.

Gala

If you drive up into the clouds in Penedès you will find the vines of Josep Mitjan and Eric Stride. At 700m above sea level, the vineyards stand nearly as tall as its Swedish owner Eric Stride who left the Nordics in search of the sun. He now lives in Barcelona and the 50ha of vineyard found 2 hours South West of the city in Vilafranca del Penedès is overseen by vigneron Josep Mitjan and his family who also own neighboruing Loxarel. The name Gala was inspired by Salvador Dalis wife who carried the same name. Plantings are predominantly Xarelo, with strictly no dosage.

Jérôme Jouret

High up on the steep slopes of the Vallée de L'Ibie in Southern Ardèche, not far from a rediscovered stone-age cave, you find the vineyards of Jerome Jouret. His 12 ha of land is certified Organic by Ecocert, although the 30-45 year old vines have never known chemicals anyway. Today, Jérôme's practices are more biodynamic in nature. Jérôme grows Alicante, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Viognier and Clairette on limestone and clay soils.

Domaine de l’Écu

Guy Bossard (AKA The Pope of Muscadet) was one of the earlier adopters of biodynamic agriculture in the Loire. As none of his kids wanted to take over his 23ha when Guy retired, he took the help of Fred Niger Van Herck who has since added several new cuvées to the domaine’s portfolio, including cuvées made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Folle Blanche and Chardonnay in addition to the existing Muscadet offerings. The domaine also now produces a ‘method traditionelle’ (La Divina) and a Cabernet Franc aged on amphora (Ange).

Jean de Maubastit

Jean Maubastit runs an unusual operation in St Emilion. He travels France extensively, looking for the perfect parcels of grapes to bring back home to Bordeaux and vinifiy. At minimum the grapes must be organic or biodynamic in order for him to make the wine he wants.

Gala/Loxarel

If you drive up into the clouds in Penedès you will find the vines of Josep Mitjan and Eric Stride. At 700m above sea level, the vineyards stand nearly as tall as its Swedish owner Eric Stride who left the Nordics in search of the sun. He now lives in Barcelona and the 50ha of vineyard found 2 hours South West of the city in Vilafranca del Penedès is overseen by vigneron Josep Mitjan and his family who also own neighboruing Loxarel. The name Gala was inspired by Salvador Dalis wife who carried the same name. Plantings are predominantly Xarelo, with strictly no dosage.