About the winery
Our vineyard of approximately 28 hectares is divided between 3 sites : Around the château : 22ha (54 acres) enclosed by walls on a hillside composed mainly of schist, south-facing and protected from the north wind. Among our grape varieties, Chenin is used uniquely and without blending across our range of Anjou dry white wines and, of course, the Coteaux du Layon sweet wines. For our Anjou Rouge and Anjou Villages red wines, Cabernet Franc is grown on our slopes. The very local, and surprising, Grolleau, brings fruitiness and roundness to our rosés. 4 ha (10 acres) in the Appellation Chaume.. In Chaume our vines are more than 70 years old, and the depth of their root systems brings to the wine all the richness and complexity of this special terroir. The “Clos des Perrières” and its 1.8ha (4.4 acres) in the village of Savennières. This rocky outcrop of schist and granite gives particular flavors of minerality to the wine.
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History & Geography
Until 1952 our Domaine, Château Soucherie, belonged to the family of the Dukes of Brissac. The present château was designed at the end of the 19th century by a sister of the Duke, the Princess of Arenberg, who used it as a country residence, enjoying its wines and entertaining numerous friends, notably the famous journalist and adventurer, Joseph Kessel. Between the wars the property was sold to a family of wine-maker, the Tijou, who lived in the château and worked in the vines. Their wines became recognized throughout the region for their quality and that of their terroir. Since 2007 the Béguinot family has owned this exceptional property. They have done everything possible to improve further the quality of its wines and to ensure that they are recognized all over France and the world as a reference for the Loire Valley. The history of this marvelous Domaine has only just begun…
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