Producer wine
François Dhumes

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Auvergne

PRODUCTION :

François Dhumes  

After finishing his enology studies in Burgundy, François Dhumes spent 5 years working for a few traditional wine-making estates in the Rhone, but after a while he realized the more he learned about conventional winemaking the less interested he became.

It was when he moved back to his native Auvergne that he met winemakers like Vincent Tricot, Patrick Bouju, and Stephane Majeune, and started learning from them. Eventually he developed a real understanding of how to make wine with no additives and just a touch of sulphur at bottling.

François leads a simple life in the mountains of Auvergne, working 3ha of vines on volcanic slopes. He grows gamay and chardonnay and still puts in some time working for Tricot and Bouju to earn money to expand his estate.

As of 2013 he owns 3ha of vines and produces 5,000 bottles of wine.

CUVÉES
Wine

Tête de Bulle

Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: .0.5 Hectares
Soil: Basalts
Average Age of Vines: 15 years
Yield: 15hl/ha
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: directly pressed, wine is bottled with the sugar and the yeast left for the 2nd fermentation
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: Less than 10mg/l at bottling.

Wine

Jeu de Vin

Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: .4 Hectares
Soil: Basalts
Average Age of Vines: 35 years
Yield: 20hl/ha
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: Whole cluster, maceration for 2 months
Aging: No additional ageing.
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: Less than 10mg/l at bottling.

Wine

Minette

Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: .4 Hectares
Soil: Basalts
Average Age of Vines: 35 years
Yield: 15hl/ha
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: destemmed grapes , maceration for 2 months
Aging: 1 year in old barrels
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: Less than 10mg/l at bottling.