Profile of Domaine Marc Bredif

The Domaine Marc Bredif winery is one of the great names of the Loire, producing exceptional Loire white and red wines. Despite the size of the operation, quality is very much a paramount concern for its owners, as anyone who samples the wines can see and enjoy. The estate has enjoyed a long and colorful history, having been established in 1893 under the original name of Château Les Roches. In 1919, not long after the end of the First World War, Marc Bredif took over from his Uncle and renamed the property to mark the change of ownership. His focus was simple, to forge an unrivaled reputation for excellence amongst the estates of the Loire valley. His hard work paid off and the reputation of the Domaine grew quickly, both at home and abroad. This was largely built on the notoriety of its sparkling Vouvray, reputed to be some of the finest in the region.

He invested heavily in the estate during the 1930s, building a tremendous circular storage room in the heart of its cellars, which today houses venerable vintages of sweet Vouvray, some of which date back to the 1900’s! The property managed to survive the Second War World War relatively unharmed and remained under family control until the 1980s. As is so often the case, family intrigue and financial necessity meant that the Domaine had to be sold, and in 1980 Baron Patrick de Ladoucette acquired the estate. Thankfully, the Baron was every bit the conscientious owner and has given new life to Marc Bredif – investing heavily and expanding their holdings to include some of the most prized Vouvray vineyards – 20 hectares in total. Picking exclusively by hand, the Domaine produces some of the most profound and immortal expressions of Chenin Blanc, in a range of styles to suit all wine lovers.

Quite simply, Marc Bredif is a landmark in the Loire, not least because of the consistency of quality across an impressive range of wines. When visiting this beautiful property on our tour, explore ’The Rotonde’ at the heart of the cellars, and try some historic vintages of Vouvray!

Wines produced

  • Vouvray Methode Traditionnelle

    100% Chenin Blanc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and given a second fermentation in bottle to produce sparkling wine. Fresh, fruity wine for early drinking. Produced in dry and sweet styles

  • Heritage Bredif

    A varying blend of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and given a second fermentation in bottle to produce a sparkling wine in the Cremant style. Produced in white and rose styles.

  • Vouvray Tranquilles

    100% Chenin Blanc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. A complex wine produced in dry and sweet styles. Great ageing potential.

  • Touraine Sauvignon

    100% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. A pungent, aromatic wine from the Touraine region in the Loire.

  • Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur lie

    100% Muscadet. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged on it’s lees (yeast sediment). High acidity, perfect with shellfish.

  • Chinon Blanc

    100% Chenin Blanc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fresh, fruity wine for early drinking.

  • Chinon Rose

    100% Cabernet Franc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fresh, fruity rose for early drinking.

  • Chinon

    100% Cabernet Franc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fresh, fruity red wine for early drinking.

  • Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil

    100% Cabernet Franc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. A more structured wine with a greater ageing potential.

  • SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY Beauregard

    100% Chenin Blanc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. A more structured wine with a greater ageing potential.

  • LES DEUX TOURS ROUGE : Malbec / Cabernet

    A varying blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak.

  • BOURGUEIL " Le Grand Arpent "

    100% Cabernet Franc. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak. A more structured wine with a greater ageing potential.

  • TOURAINE GAMAY Baron Briare

    100% Gamay. The Beaujolais grape. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fresh, fruity red wine for early drinking.

  • Vouvray Nectar

    100% Chenin Blanc. Produced using the botrytis method to create intensely sweet white wines with great ageing potential.

Winery details

Domaine Marc Bredif

87 quai de la Loire
37210 - Rochecorbon Vouvray
France
Tel +33 (0) 02 47 52 50 07
Fax +33 (0) 02 47 52 53 41

Appellation
Vouvray
Founded
1893
Area under vine
20 hectares
Age of vines
55 years
Oak barrel origin
French
Winemaker
Monsieur Marchalot
Owner
Ladoucette family
Production
350,000 bottles per annum
Grape varietals
Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Muscadet, Malbec

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