Little-known Mâcon Bray is the northernmost AOC in the Mâconnais region, which is better known for the cows dotting the beautiful rolling hills of the Plateau du Charolais. From a long line of vineyard-owners in this small southern Burgundy town, Sébastien Boisseau decided to start doing things differently when his father got sick from the pesticides used in their vineyard. Taking over for his ailing father, Boisseau banished all chemicals from the property. Boisseau and his wife, Delphine, spent 15 years perfecting their processes and selling their organic fruit to the local co-op before Domaine La Vigne Mouton was born in 2012.
Their approach is simple: Let the wine dictate the direction it takes. Cultivating old vines—some over 115 years old—and employing biodynamic viticulture, super-low yields, long fermentation at a very low temperature, and no sulfur, yeast, fining or filtration, the Boisseaus are creating extremely expressive wines, with great weight, depth and minerality. La Vigne Mouton is already finding acclaim in the French press, and Martine’s Wines is delighted to be the first to bring their wines to the United States.
Martine’s Wines is the exclusive importer for La Vigne Mouton in all of the United States.