Domaine de Bellevue
Jérôme Bretaudeau's story is one of passion for wine and only wine. He set up Domaine de Bellevue in 2005 as an organic and biodynamic domaine in the Pays Nantais to forge a modern path for Muscadet through creative winemaking and fearless experimentation.
After working for over 15 years at other estates, his internships with Jo Landon and Buy Bossard (two big names in the Muscadet area) gave him a taste for natural winemaking, Jérôme set up his 9 hectare domaine in 2005 and has been certified organic since 2009. His wines are elegant, precise and characterful.
The soils at Domaine de Bellevue are what give it the capability to make hand crafted terroir wines that truly vary from soil to soil. They are made up of clay pockets interspersed with silica pebbles, white and pink quartz and also some volcanic rocks, allowing strong minerality and complexity to emerge in the wines.
The vines are old and various with unusual grape varieties for the Muscadet area (Chardonnay, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot Gris and others). He uses a combination of large clay eggs and used barrels to ferment and mature his wines.