“Domaine des Echardières” Loire
Domaine des Echardières is located in the Val de Loire region, on the left bank of the Cher river, one of the tributaries of the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, not far from the splendid Château de Chenonceau, built during the “Renaissance” period.
The Estate extends over more than 16 hectares for their totality only in area of Appellation Origin Controlled Touraine.
The vineyard is planted half with red grape varieties (gamay, cabernet, cot) and half with white grape varieties such as sauvignon blanc.
The exposure of the hillsides and the clay-limestone nature of the soils, provide aromatic character, full bodied with crisp acidity wines, which resume very well the style from this Terroir.
Since 2011, Domaine des Echardières produces, from the grapes of its best plots, the wines of the new appellation AOP called “Touraine Chenonceaux” with a red called “La Long Bec”. The summer of 2014 took place the launching of the AOP “Touraine Chenonceaux” white 100% Sauvignon Blanc, also called “La Long Bec “
An engineer in agriculture, passionate about woodcock hunting (hence the logo on the labels),
Luc Poullain has restructured the vineyard since his purchase, 15 years ago.
In order to protect the environment, this 48-year-old vine grower develops an approach to biodynamic Agriculture.
As a true “Artisan Vigneron”, Luc Poullain vinifies and raises his wines at the Estates, by associating modern techniques (thermo-regulation, vats stainless …) and traditional winemaking approach.
Luc Poullain has been President of the AOP “Touraine Chenonceaux” since 2014.
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