Château de Bois-Brinçon

Loire | Anjou | Blaison-Gohier

“The vigneron gets life from the vineyard and gives life to the vineyards,” believes Xavier Cailleau. He and his wife Géraldine live and breathe this philosophy at the family’s Château de Bois-Brinçon. The domaine dates to 1219, when it was founded by the Saint Jean d’Angers Hospital in the heart of Anjou. Xavier and Géraldine have led a deeply thoughtful conversion of all their vineyards to biodynamic farming, in the belief that “the right gesture at the right time in permanent awareness of respect for nature” is the key to making wines that express their mosaic of varied terroirs.

Château de Bois-Brinçon 2017 Anjou Blanc Blaison "Terre de Grès"

The Terre de Grès of Château de Bois-Brinçon represents 1.5 hectares of chenin grown on chalky, tuffeau soils. With only 6,000 vines per hectare, yields are consistently small and harvests average 40 hectoliters per hectare. The grapes are picked by hand and rigorously sorted, whereby all botrytised grapes are eschewed. Whole bunches undergo a slow and gentle pressing (between 8 and 10 hours), after which native yeast fermentation occurs in neutral barrels. The wine is aged in neutral barrel receiving batonnage when necessary. The aromatic finesse of chenin is highlighted in the Terre de Grès, where its minerality and freshness gain complexity and intensify over time.

  • 2017
  • Chenin Blanc
  • France
  • Loire
  • Anjou
  • Organic
  • Terre de Grès
  • Limestone
  • 10 months neutral barrel
  • Neutral barrel
  • 3.4
  • 750 ml

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