Domaine de la Garrelière

Region: Loire Valley
Winemaker(s): Francois Plouzeau , Pascaline Plouzeau

Winery Info

Located near the small town of Richelieu, in the most Southern part of the AOC Touraine (as a matter of fact, the village is separated from the main AOC), lies Domaine de la Garrelière. The town was renowned in the 1600s (During Cardinal Richelieu’s heyday in the 1630s, the town did indeed supply his court with wine) but phylloxera wiped out production in the late 19th century.

The Plouzeau family acquired the estate in 1973 and replanted vines. Pascale and Francois took over in 1985 and fully converted the now 50 acres to biodynamic farming. They are certified AB.

Francois likes to pick ripe and often harvests (by hand) in October and has the lightest touch with Sulphur. His terroir is mostly clay and limestone terroirs mixed with sandy soils and rocks. The unique labels produced by local artists that reflect the naming of the wine.

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