Domaine des Freres is owned/run by two brothers who grew up in Chinon, got jobs outside of wine, got into the wine biz later on and bought their estate in 2019. 25-60 year old Cabernet Franc vines, clusters destemmed, slow ferment, aged in concrete tanks. Sweet ripe mid palate, dried violets, so pretty, deep rich core of deliciousness. My flavor of the month, this is my favorite French red wines in the store at the moment.
Try the Domaine des Freres at Outer Space Blast Off Tasting #4 on February 10, 2023. Here are all upcoming Outer Space tasting events.
The Domaine des Freres story:
“We are two brothers…Henri and Valentin. We grew up near Chinon. Our parents owing an auto repair garage in the Loire valley. They encouraged us to work and study hard. We became engineers, and worked as such for several years, but soon discovered that working in an office wasn’t for us.
“Passionate about wine, Henri was the first to take the plunge. In 2013, he went back to school and obtained his BTS in viticulture and oenology in Bergerac. Degree in hand, he began his personal Tour de France…Sud-Ouest, Loir et Cher, Touraine…working with and learning from some of the best winemakers in France.
“Valentin followed in 2015, obtaining his own BTS from Mâcon. In our transition from working in an office to making wine, we moved numerous times exploring the wine regions of France. It was hard on our wives. We are very grateful for the love and support they gave us regardless. The adventure would not have been possible without them.”