In the heart of the Burgundy vineyards in the Benais terroir, Domaine de la Noiraie comprises more than 40 hectares of vines, having expanded from just three in the 1980s. Certified both Terra Vitis and Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE), the estate takes the utmost care in its growing and harvesting methods, with sustainability being the guiding principle of it s operations.
Run by the Delanoue family, which is now in its sixth generation of winemaking, the estate has Cabernet Franc as its focus, but also grows a wide range of other varietals, including Chenin Blanc. Each of its cuvées are vinified according to the age of the vines and the terroirs, which are a mix of terraced gravel and clay-limestone. Thus, each of them represents a type of terroir and its personality, as well as an attention to detail an a communion with nature. This is also something that is exemplified by the estate’s use of fruit trees, as well as native grasses to build on the extant biodiversity of the estate.
Apellations include Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil; the vineyard is spread over the communes of Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, La Chapelle sur Loire, Chouzé sur Loire, Bourgueil and Benais of course.