Domaine des Trois Versants

Region: Loire Valley
Winemaker(s): Yves Bretonniere

Winery Info

Domaine des Trois Versants has been owned by the Bretonniere family for four generations. Located in the village of La Fevrie on the banks of the Sevre River, the estate owns 15 hectares of choice, densely planted, south-facing Melon de Bourgogne vineyards on pure schist soils. The term “Versants” means hillsides. Bretonniere’s vineyard is practice is lutte rainsonee, whereby a balanced natural ambiance is maintained and treatments are kept to an absolute minimum. The vines are all selection massale and average 30 years of age, with the oldest parcel being 70 years old. Winemaker Yves Bretonniere harvests his grapes by hand, typically in late September, and makes a careful effort to only use native yeasts. Bretonniere is regarded as one of the leading vignerons of the region, and his wines appear on the lists of many of the finest restaurants, both in his region and in Paris.

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