The vineyard of 25 ac, located in the Touraine AOC valley, is split into almost 15 parcels – the largest of which is barely a hundred square meters –, encompassing small yards converted to organic cultivation since the purchase. Half of the surface of its clay and limestone soils is occupied by plants of white Sauvignon, while the other half is covered with Chenin, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Cot – or Malbec. The Cher river is quite close from the vines, which benefit from its temperature-regulating effect combined with the oceanic climate of the west and the Loire. Below the vineyard lies a white paradise made of carriers digged in tuffeau until 30 meters deep.
Son of a winegrower settled in Touraine, Valentin Desloges, a 28 years-old from Blois, learned the art of wine from the best and brightest: Vincent Sipp in Alsace, the Todeschini family at Château Mangot in Saint-Emilion, Thierry and Paul Pillot in Chassagne-Montrachet, and Raphaël Coche at Coche-Dury in Meursault. These mentors with roots in diverse territories have helped him learn how to work at the vineyard as well as at the cellar.