Producer Profile

Domaine Beatrice & Pascal Lambert

This winery, established in 1987 near Chinon, specifically at Les Chesnaies, spans approximately 13 hectares where Beatrice and Pascal carefully tend to Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc grapes. The diverse soils, ranging from sand and gravel to limestone-clay and flint-based clay, contribute to the unique terroir. Embracing organic and biodynamic practices since 2005 and certified in 2012, they utilize a draft horse named Isis to plow between vines and sow cover crops, enhancing soil health and nutrient levels. They synchronize their viticultural and winemaking processes with the lunar cycle, fermenting with indigenous yeasts in concrete or wooden vats and adapting maturation and aging methods to each terroir.

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Where The Wines Come From

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and historic chateaux, is also a prominent region for natural wine production. Nestled along the meandering Loire River, this diverse wine region boasts a rich viticultural heritage dating back centuries. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in natural winemaking, with many producers embracing sustainable and organic practices. In the Loire Valley, natural winemakers often focus on expressing the unique terroir of their vineyards, allowing the grapes to shine with minimal intervention. From the crisp, mineral-driven whites of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé to the elegant, light-bodied reds of Chinon and Bourgueil, the diversity of grape varieties and styles in the region is reflected in its natural wines. These wines typically exhibit vibrant acidity, bright fruit flavors, and a sense of purity that captures the essence of the Loire Valley's cool climate and limestone-rich soils. With its commitment to authenticity and respect for nature, the Loire Valley continues to be a beacon for those seeking distinctive and environmentally conscious wines.