Le Facteur, translating to ‘The Postman’, is a dynamic partnership between Mathieu Cosme, an established biodynamic Loire producer working under the moniker ‘Domaine de Beaumont’, and his once-importer Fabien Brutout. Fabien first joined Mathieu back in 2008 to help in the vineyards and after the two quickly become fond of one another the duo decided to start Le Facteur, a pursuit for making unadulterated Pet- Nat from Vouvray, following their passion for hands-off winemaking. Based in Vouvray, the two nowadays manage 10 hectares of Chenin planted on clay and limestone. Picking is all done by hand, wines are fermented with indigenous yeast along with zero additions bar minimal sulphur inputs.
The nose is delicate and refined. Soft and fresh. The palate is beautiful! So mineral with vibrant acidity. Notes of honey, lemon and green apple. A floral character which reminds me of jasmine and chamomile. The finish has a subtle ginger aspect and a creamy mousse. This would best be paired with natural oysters on the half shell.