Jerome Bretaudeau set up on his own in 2005 having made wine for others for the previous 10 years, in particular with Jo Landron and Guy Bossard. His Domaine de Belle‐Vue is today one of the leading lights in the region and the quality of his wines is quite simply outstanding. His estate is certified Organic since 2009.
He has 8 hectares in the Muscadet Sevre et Maine AOC in two main plots. The first has Gabbro/Clay soils and vines planted between 1950 and 1960, it producers briny, steely and mineral wines with an attractive edge, they are deliciously thirst quenching and have a wonderful capacity to age.
The second has granite soils and vines planted in 1920; this makes very fine, very mineral wine; tight as a drum yet silken and sensual, tasting of flint and flowers and very inspired drinking.