The vineyard, located in the heart of Anjou...
Planted on schist and sandstone soils, the vineyard covers about 22 hectares (54 acres). Perfect drainage and ideal temperatures encourage each variety to express incredibly fine aromas.
The vines, aged from 30 to more than 50 years, produce grapes with superb concentration. Grape varieties are Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Grolleau Noir and Gris, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Technical Information of Vineyard
The viticulture, an all year long art...
To improve the quality of the grapes, vine vigor is controlled by growing grass between every other row of vines. Treatments are used only when necessary to prevent the outbreak of disease. This is done in the spirit of sustainable viticulture with the sole objective of preserving the quality of the grapes.
Pruning aims to limit the number of bunches per vine to 7 or 8, which concentrates the best of the terroir by limiting yields. Leaves are removed around the bunches to increase exposure to sunlight and wind, resulting in better color and ripeness of the grapes.
All harvesting is done by hand. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard as well as at the winery. For the Coteaux du Layon Saint-Aubin de Luigné and Chaume 1er Cru, 3 to 4 passes are made through the vineyard.
The vinification, perfection and know-how...
The winery is equipped with stainless steel tanks. Temperatures are regularly monitored to assure gentle fermentation. The technique of micro-oxygenation is used during the vinification of the Anjou-Villages. All winemaking practices aim to extract intense color, aromas and smooth tannins from the grape skins. Wines are lightly filtered, but not fined.
Some of our wines are matured in French oak barrels : Chaume 1 er cru, Coteaux du Layon Saint Aubin de Luigné (Les Simonelles, La Roche), and Anjou-Villages « Cuvée du Salon »,which is matured on its lees with regular stirring.