At Domaine Bruno Dubois, biodiversity is key.
Bruno Dubois has always been an unadulterated nature lover, so much so that he left the commercial world behind at the turn of the millennium. Entering the winemaking sphere at Domaine Lapierre in Morgon, his time there sparked a passion for organics and non-interventionist practices, a passion which he started using in his own (Demeter certified) Saumur-Champigny vineyards in 2002.
Bruno’s biodynamic vineyards are inter-planted with native brush and trees, while bird houses, bat shelters and bee hives are dotted around the estate. The 11ha of clay and limestone vineyards, with a tuffeau stone base, are perfect for his beloved Cabernet Franc and small plot of Chenin Blanc. Native yeasts, zero pumping, no fining or filtering and no added sulphites in the reds (a touch in the whites) produce what he sees as the truest expression of Saumur-Champigny, and we couldn't agree more.