Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley
The estate of 17 hectares is mostly situated on a terroir of Kimmeridgian marl. This soil is a conglomerate of tiny fossilized oyster shells, also known as "Terres blanches" (white earth). This exceptional, very specific terroir is the source of the wines' opulence and complexity. The average age of the vines is 35 years and the oldest vines are over a hundred years old.
Respect for this soil is an integral part of the work and constant care of each vine is preserved to make the use of "reasoned" agricultural practices are in order to preserve this natural heritage.
Our parcels (2 hectares) with their south, south-east exposure and enclosed by the Bertranges forest are situated on the Montées de St-Lay. The clayey-chalky, slightly ferruginous soil allows us to work with various varieties, both in white (Chardonnay, Pinot Beurrot) and in red (Pinot Noir).