Ahead of his arrival in London this weekend, we are very happy to be sharing a whole bunch of new releases from Adrien de Mello of Domaine de la Petite Soeur.
Since 2015 Adrien has farmed four hectares of old vineyards planted over a thick band of schist in and around the village of Saint Aubin de Luigné. The vines have been farmed organically for some time, but since settling here he has taken things to the next level and in just a few years has gained both organic and biodynamic certification.
Adrien plows by horse and is passionate about foraging wild plants such as nettle, comfrey, yarrow and buckthorn to prepare teas to be used in the vineyards. His care and attention to detail here produces wines with a beautiful clarity and purity of fruit.
In the cellar Adrien’s work is defined by a lightness of touch that is characterised by infusions to extract just enough detail and nuance from the grapes and a focus on expressing the perfume of each variety whilst harnessing the elegance and minerality that schist offers.
Fresh, fragrant and invigorating, Adrien’s wines offer a highly original expression of the part of Anjou he calls home.
Adrien will be joining Baptise Cousin and François Blanchard for a very special dinner celebrating the best of the Loire next Monday 21st of November at Brawn.
A handful of tables are still available via the restaurant’s website
Adrien’s wines are now available on Tutto a Casa