Domaine La Taupe
Bertjan, as the name implies, isn't a Frenchman, but was born and raised in the Netherlands. Hence his presence smack bang in the middle of the Loire Valley could seem a bit odd, if it weren't for the fairytale of a certain natural wine movement and one man's love of said wines, coupled with an offer from one of Bertjan's favorite biodynamic winemakers, Bruno Allion, to buy a parcel of vines to go and have fun with.
So he did, and the rest is actually history in the making.
Bertjan and his team of family and dedicated wine lovers make 4 cuvées: 'Surin' from Sauvignon Blanc, 'Carnix' from Cabernet Franc and Pineau d'Aunis, 'Bruno Bert & Co' from Côt, and 'AK400' from Gamay; the famous wine that Bruno used to make.
Everything is handmade, and there are no chemicals to be found anywhere in the production. Just like we like it.