BOURGUEIL ♦ SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL ♦ CHINON ♦ SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY

A vineyard on each renowned territory.

We are lucky to have the whole range of the different soils, called « terroir », that exist for each appellation : sand, gravelly or pebbly soil, siliceous clay, limestone clay and pure limestone. These soils give to our cuvées their characteristics and typicality.

Situated on the territory of the town Benais, this vineyard, of a hectare and a half, produces powerful and rich wines. This is related to the type of soil and age of the vines : the rich clay limestone soil determines their tannic character and the particular flavour of « tuffeau »(limestone) wines, austere when young, slowly opening up over the years. The vineyard is 60 years old. Less vigorous, it produces grapes with smaller grains giving very concentrated wines. The wine from « Les Marquises » is our most tannic wine and one that can be kept the longest.

Planted on the terrace and hills to the north of the town of Bourgueil, the Domain of « Le Grand Clos » has a surface of 9 hectares. The issuing wines are the results of two different soils, offering richness and complex aromas.

The vineyard, from where this cuvee is a result, is situated on sandy land belonging to the town of Benais. In principle these wines are supple and light, the fruitiness and aromas varying from year to year. They are charming wines, expressing all the delicacy of its soil.