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Domaine des Pothiers - Fou de Chêne

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Presentation of the Domaine des Pothiers - Fou de Chêne

Discover the Fou de Chêne vintage from Domaine des Pothiers. A bold Chardonnay as we like it which was aged for 11 months in barrels. This white IGP Urfé takes us into a floral bouquet with fruity aromas, with just the perfect balance for Chardonnay lovers. Nice aging potential.


The Côte Roannaise is a vineyard in the Loire Valley located furthest south, not far from the source of the river. It is located on hillsides overlooking the Loire and forming the first foothills of the Massif Central. The vineyard is confidential, with only a little more than 230 hectares of vines planted on the best granite hillsides between 400 and 600 meters above sea level. The estate is located in the town of Villemontais, in the southern part of the appellation. The Pothier family, their ancestors, exploited it for centuries. Vines occupied most of it and a few cows were raised on plots that were too humid for growing vines. In 1916, Blaise Pothier was killed in combat, the estate was then taken over by his sister and her husband Claude Paire. In 1949, Benoit Paire , their son, inherited the farm and began to modernize it (the estate only had 2 hectares of vines and lived mainly from breeding), his son Georges succeeded him in 1974. Passionate about vineyard, he begins to replant with the help of his wife Denise . The surface area increases to 5 hectares of vines. In 2005, Romain joined his parents and moved in as well. The plantations continue, the vatage is modernized and the farm turns to organic cultivation, then biodynamic (Biodyvin certified). Today the estate has again become mainly wine-growing (while retaining the mixed farming-livestock part) and has 22 hectares of vines and 70 hectares of meadow.


Sea and river fish, snail puff pastry, lobster... try it with goat cheese.


Vintage: 2022

Region: Loire

Appellation: IGP Urfé blanc

Grape variety(s): Chardonnay

Terroir: Clay-granitic

Harvest: Manual with sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar

Vinification: Direct pressing, light settling, low fermentation
temperature in 500 liter barrels and tuns

Aging: 11 months in 500 liter barrels and tuns

Culture: biodynamic

To consume: 10 years

Serving temperature: 10°- 12°

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