Stéphane Bernaudeau

Stéphane Bernaudeau is a highly respected winemaker based in the Loire Valley of France, specifically in the Anjou region. He is known for crafting exceptional wines that exemplify the unique terroir of the area while demonstrating his deep commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices. Bernaudeau's wines are sought after by enthusiasts and collectors alike for their purity, elegance, and sense of place.

One of Bernaudeau's most renowned wines is his Chenin Blanc-based white wine, often produced under the designation of Anjou Blanc. Chenin Blanc is a versatile grape variety capable of producing wines ranging from dry to sweet, and Bernaudeau's expression typically leans towards the dry end of the spectrum. His Anjou Blanc wines are characterized by their vibrant acidity, complex aromatics, and distinctive minerality, which reflect the limestone and schist soils of the region.

In addition to his white wines, Bernaudeau also produces red wines from grape varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Grolleau. His red wines are known for their finesse, balance, and expressive fruit flavors, with a focus on showcasing the purity of the fruit and the character of the vineyard sites.

Bernaudeau's approach to winemaking is deeply rooted in organic and biodynamic principles. He farms his vineyards with the utmost respect for the environment, eschewing the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides in favor of natural and sustainable practices. In the cellar, Bernaudeau employs a gentle and non-interventionist approach, allowing the wines to ferment and mature with minimal manipulation. This approach allows the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through in the finished wines.

One of the hallmarks of Bernaudeau's winemaking philosophy is his belief in the importance of biodiversity in the vineyard. He encourages the growth of cover crops between the rows of vines, plants fruit trees and other vegetation to provide habitat for beneficial insects, and works to maintain a healthy balance within the ecosystem of the vineyard. This holistic approach not only contributes to the overall health of the vineyard but also enhances the complexity and nuance of the wines produced.

Overall, Stéphane Bernaudeau's wines are a testament to his passion for winemaking and his deep connection to the land. Through his dedication to organic and biodynamic farming practices, his commitment to quality, and his respect for tradition, Bernaudeau continues to produce wines of exceptional character and distinction that capture the essence of the Loire Valley's terroir.

De wijnen van Stéphane Bernaudeau (Les Ongles Les Nourrissons Les Coqueries Les Terres Blanches La Possonniere) kunt u drinken bij Restaurant VINEUM in Rotterdam