Bruno established himself in Saumur-Champigny in 2002. He immediately began to convert the vineyards to organic in 2002, and converted completely to 100% organic in 2004. In 2012 the vineyards were certified EcoCert and certified Demeter biodynamic 2015.
Before landing in Saumur-Champigny, Dubois worked in the cellar and vineyards of the late Marcel Lapierre in Villié-Morgon. The stewardship of the land and steadfast passion for organic and non-interventionist winemaking, which he learned from Lapierre, translated perfectly to the soil and climate of his home village.
Dubois’ philosophy in the cellar is to produce wines with as little human interference as possible, native fermentation, no pumping, light extraction, no added sulfites (except for the white).
The result is a transparent expression of the grapes that hold the integrity and history of Saumur-Champigny.
COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL
Clay and limestone with a base of the famed tuffeau stone
Chenin, Cabernet Franc
METHOD AND FILOSOFY APPLIED IN THE VINEYARD
Completely organic and demeter.
METHOD AND FILOSOFY APPLIED DURING THE WINE MAKING PROCESS
Native fermentation, no pumping, light extraction, no added sulfites (minimum part for the white wine)