Straight and pure as a Pinot Noir can be and without the addition of Sulphur dioxide. At its heart is kirsch and walnut and on the nose it is subtle and not obvious. It is smoky and then fruity and draws you in as it blossoms. Red fruit abundance and ripe soft tannins explode on the palate. Can have a delicate natural petillance which dissipates with aeration.
89 Points - The Wine Gang, 'Made by the talented Frédéric Brochet, with no added sulphur, this is ultra-fresh, herby with a touch of twiggy briar. The palate has a lean, juicy and crunchy appeal, really very lively and crisp, but with a delightfully smooth lick of black fruit concentration. Fine Loire Pinot.' August 2016 (2014 vintage)
In 1995 during the first year of his PhD in Oenology and Ampelology, Frédéric Brochet created Domaine Ampelidae (from the Greek Ampelos meaning vine), out of those few vines inherited from his father. The move towards converting to organic began in 2000. Ecocert certification in Organic Agriculture was given in 2004, and all vines became organic in 2007.