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Ze Bulle Zero Pointe
Ze Bulle is a sparkling rosé made through a very particular technique developed in the region by the now retired Philippe Gourdon. Philippe made a wine at his domaine La Tour Grise in Saumur named “Ze Bulle” for many years. The wine is made sparkling by reintroducing captured carbon gas given off as a by-product of fermentation.
Philippe retired in 2015 but after meeting Bruno and hearing about his nascent project Beret et Compagnie, he insisted that Ze Bulle live on under Bruno’s care.
The wine is 9% alcohol and has around 60 grams/liter of residual sugar.
100% Pineau d’Aunis sourced from a practicing biodynamic grower, Oh Nice! is a Crémant Rosé that has aged over 7 years in bottle on its lees before being disgorged. 2010 is Bruno’s first release and it was disgorged in August of 2018.
Like the Chenin, the name of the cuvée is a play on words. “Oh Nice!” when said with a French accent in English sounds like “Pineau d'Aunis.”
Montagne aux Oiseaux
One of two Rosé d'un Jours made by Bruno, Montagne aux Oiseaux is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Gamay sourced from a practicing biodynamic grower. The wine has around 22 grams/liter of residual sugar.
Montagne aux Oiseaux translates to “Mountain of Birds.” It's a reference to the Munster Valley in Alsace, where Bruno was born. The Valley is full of mountains and birds and this cuvée reminds him of home.
Tous les Ch`nins menent a Rome
The Chenin Blanc comes from the Coteaux du Layon area from the holdings of a certified organic and biodynamic grower. It was fermented with indigenous yeast and aged for 30 months in 400 liter barrels.
The name of the wine is a play on the French proverb “Tous les chemins mènent à Rome" which means “All roads lead to Rome.” In the Anjou area the pronunciation of Chenin sounds more like “Ch'nin” so Bruno took some poetic license with the proverb.