La P'tit Vadrouille 2016

Domaine du Mortier • 750ml • 13%


Red wine from the Loire Valley, France, made from organic grapes, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. La P'tit Vadrouille is an easy-drinking, lean red wine made naturally: native yeast, spontaneous fermentation, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Pepper on the nose and lively minerality on the palate.

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Wine Profile

Why You Should Try It

The Wine: La P'tit Vadrouille 2016

This easy-drinking red wine from the Loire Valley is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. La P'tit Vadrouille is made naturally with native yeast, spontaneous fermentation, and it's bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine undergoes approximately 12 days of semi-carbonic maceration for a leaner and fruiter profile.

The Producer: Domaine du Mortier

Domaine du Mortier lies within the Saint Nicolas de Bourgeuil AOC, in the heart of the Loire Valley, near the towns of Angers and Tours. The estate is small with only 9 hectares of vineyards

Domaine du Mortier is run by the two brothers Fabien and Cyril Boisard, who started producing wine over ten years ago while still very young. Their passion for winemaking shows in their wines: very easy-drinking and made naturally.

The brothers, plant crops in between the vineyards to regenerate soils and foster biodiversity, in keeping with the principles of biodynamic. Domaine Mortier is Certified Organic Biodynamic (ECOCERT).

Domaine Mortier natural wine producer from the Loire Valley, France


The Region: Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a vast region located in western France. It stretches from the hills of Auvergne all the way to the Atlantic coast, cut in half by the Loire River. With over 4 million hectoliters of wine per year, the Loire Valley is one of France’s biggest and most diverse wine producing regions. The Lore Valley’s production ranges from every-day quaffable and unpretentious wine to some of the country’s finest whites and reds.

The Terroir of the Loire Valley

Upper Loire sub-region: continental climate, soils are mostly flint and limestone formations. This is the land of Sauvignon Blanc, with Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé being the most famous appellations (AOC).

Touraine sub-region: continental climate, soils can be clay with flint or limestone, and chalk. Chenin Blanc is the main grape varietal for white wines, with Sauvignon Blanc coming in second. Red wines are made mostly from Cabernet Franc.

Anjou sub-region: maritime to continental climate, crumbly and soft soil formation called tuffeau. Anjou is well-known for its Chenin Blanc wines, mostly dry although there are good examples of sweet Chenin Blanc in Coteaux du Layon.

Saumur sub-region: continental to maritime climate, soils are made of tuffeau limestone in this similar to Anjou sub-region. Chenin Blanc is vinified as a sparkling wine with the champenoise method, Cabernet Franc is made into light and peppery wines.

Pays Nantais sub-region: maritime climate, the region stretches to the Atlantic Ocean. Soils are rocky with granite formations. Muscadet is the main grape varietal of this area, known for wines that are mineral, crisp, and refreshing.

The White Wines of Loire Valley

White wines represent the biggest share with about 65% of the total production. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Melon de Bourgogne, and Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne are the most popular grape varietals in the region.

The Red Wines of Loire Valley

Loire Valley reds are very distinct in terms of their style. Light and lean, lively and fruity, easy-drinking and food-friendly, they are some of the best everyday wines on the market. Some of the best examples of this style are made from Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Malbec.


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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet




Loire Valley.


Loire Valley.


Organic and Biodynamic.

Grape Varietal

Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Alcohol by Volume



Made naturally with native yeast, spontaneous fermentation, and it's bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine undergoes approximately 12 days of semi-carbonic maceration for a leaner and fruiter profile.


Continental climate, soils can be clay with flint or limestone, and chalk.