Cabernet Sauvignon

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 ecologically and biodynamically grown since 1999. 
The vineyards are located approximately 400m above sea level and the soils here consists 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.

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.

Henri Milan

In the hills of Avignon, around the village of St Remy de Provence that was once famously frequented by Van Gogh, lives another kind of protégé. Henri Milan has more or less been a vigneron since birth, planting his first vine at the age of 8 and taking over from his father in 1986. His work in the vineyard shows his complete respect for nature and terroir: practising biodynamics on the land and being the first in his family to decide to vinify the parcels separately, revealing their outstanding individual potential.

Château de Roquefort

The Château de Roquefort has passed hands many times since it was built, now under ownership by Raimond de Villeneuve. The history of the chateau has a rich agricultural past, and was also involved with the old silk worm production. Today, winemaking is the primary focus for the chateau. The 25 ha of vineyard are located on the edge of Bandol in a sort of ampitheatre on clay and limestone. This affords the vines their own microclimate and grapes are slow to ripen at the altitude of 1000ft.

Mendall

Laureano Serres makes wines as natural as they come. After a career in IT, he moved back to his native Catalunya to head up the local wine cooperative until his dreams of producing natural wines became to radical for the cooperative and they showed him the door. Happily for us, this prompted Laureano to start his own winery, making wines his way. He started out in his own cellar in El Pinell de Brai in Tarragona, and now makes a large range of wines with nothing added at all from his 6ha of low yielding vines. He vinifies the grapes in a small cellar which is under his home in the village.