About The Wine
Le Facteur (French for Postman) is the wing of his label that focuses on natural wines, or minimal intervention at the very least. He farms his land in a traditional way, using no herbicides or pesticides and, remarkable, still tilling the vineyard with the help of his horse.
A generous style of chenin with a breadth of fruit, savoury elements and lively acidity holding it all together.
Classic Chenin from really old vines with universal appeal.
About Le Facteur
Le Facteur or ‘The Postman’, is the partnership between Mathieu Cosme, an established biodynamic Loire producer working under the moniker 'Domaine de Beaumont' who has already gained a strong following in his own right, and his once-importer Fabien Brutout.
Historically, it was common for the postman, a usually well-liked member of the community, to ride on his bike from house to house and from farm to farm delivering mail, often invited in for a drink at each house. By the end of his mail run he would be so drunk that some of the parcels never got delivered to the fortunate few still waiting on their mail. Le Facteur was born.
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 and following their passion for hands-off winemaking.
Based in Vouvray the two nowadays manage 10 hectares of Chenin much of which is at least 90 years old and managed biodynamically. Picking is all done by hand, wines are fermented with indigenous yeast along with zero additions bar minimal sulphur inputs at bottling for some of the wines.