1. A unique diversity of grape varieties
We practice diversity within our vineyard. This is why we choose traditional grape varieties such as Chenin, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grolleau Noir, ... But also more original and rare grape varieties in our region such as Gamay de Bouze and recently Viognier .
Our difference : we chisel the choice of grape variety, clone and rootstock according to the soil and subsoil to potentiate the terroir effect.
2. A vineyard with a thousand landscapes
We are convinced that the landscape is reflected in our wines. The vineyard has 13 hectares of vines, divided by the Loire River
On the right river bank, there are 7 hectares of vines in the Savennières appellation with Chenin as the only grape variety. Our roots led us to Épiré, the village where Christian grew up. Here, the vine enjoys a shallow soils composed of grey, green and purple schists, sandstone, phtanites and aeolian sands.
On the left river bank dominate 6 hectares of vines planted on magnificent hillsides around the estate and which sit on the hillsides of Rochefort-sur-Loire. We like the plurality of our grape varieties for the infinite possibilities that it brings us: new creations of unique vintages, wine-tourism or contemplation of the changing colors over the seasons that only sublimate the beauty of the panorama.
3. A vineyard always more respectful of the environment
Our vineyard is conducted in sustainable agriculture. This method consists in a meticulous and permanent observation of the vineyard and the weather. We can resume our actions by: the right product, the right dose with the right equipment, at the right time.
We are constantly seeking to implement a more environmentally friendly culture. Supported by a renowned consultant, Olivier MOREAU, we practice innovative methods for our new plantations. We invest in the latest generation equipment for tilling the soil.
Finally, the label H.V.E. (High Environmental Value), was obvious to us. We got it in 2019, level 3, (the highest level). It certifies our good practices.
4. A rigorous winemaking process
Every year, since 1992, Sylvie has been making the vinification of white wines, reds, rosés and sweet wines without forgetting the sparkling wines. A work of goldsmith which does not afraid our great wine professional. Thanks to her sensitivity as a woman, she manages to transcribe in her creations, the grape variety, the terroir and the history of each wine with great precision.
When spring is coming, after a long work in the cellar, our wines are bottled at the estate. It is always a moment of emotion. During this stage, Sylvie makes sure that each vat is treated with the necessary respect and tenderness that her wines fully deserve.