Bubbles - Method Champenoise
Le Facteur Brut Nature Method Champenoise 2020
Where - Loire Valley France
What - Chenin Blanc
Body - Medium
Style - Smashable
Le Facteur, translating to 'The Postman', is a dynamic partnership between Mathieu Cosme, an established biodynamic Loire producer working under the moniker 'Domaine de Beaumont' who has already gained a strong following in his own right, and his once-importer Fabien Brutout.
Based in Vouvray the two nowadays manage 10 hectares of Chenin planted on clay and limestone at 121 meters above sea-level, much of which sits at 90 years old and is all managed biodynamically. Picking is all done by hand, wines are fermented with indigenous yeast along with zero additions bar minimal sulphur inputs at bottling for some of the wines.