Founded in 1961 by Roger Tessier, son Philippe took the reins 20 years later in 1981. They are located in the heart of the Cheverny and Cour Cheverny AOCs with 23ha of vines. The vineyard exists in a microclimate that keeps the vineyards cool, situated between the Loire River and the forests of Cheverney, Chambord and Solange. The estate has been Ecocert certified since 1998.
Philippe believes that a wine should express the place from which it comes, the climatic conditions of the year, and the vigneron that produces it. Additionally, it must respect the life of the soil and the environment. He believes that wine should be delicious and must also be sound and healthy. Above all, Philippe says, it must be a natural wine.
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: limestone bedrock, clay
Average Age of Vines: 80-90 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in demi-muids with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 10 months in demi-muids
Added S02: 24 mg/L