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 2012 Anjou Rouge "Le Clos Bertin"

Just under 2 ha, Clos Bertin is composed of chunky rocks called "grès" on top of pure Anjou tuffeaux. Under vine is 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% cabernet franc with vines that are 80 and 125 years old, respectively. This vineyard is always harvested by hand where the yields range from 15 to 25 hectoliters per hectare, depending on the vintage. The grapes are co-fermented in cement and remain on the skins for extended maceration. Maturation takes place in tank followed by barrel.

  • 2012
  • Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • France
  • Loire
  • Anjou
  • Biodynamic
  • Grès, limestone
  • 18 months stainless, 6 months neutral barrel
  • Cement
  • 750 ml

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