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Winery Domaine Regnier-David
VarietiesChenin Blanc
Farming Practicescertified organic
Soilsclay limestone
Trellis systemGuyot
Hectares/Acres0.5 ha
Harvest Techniquehand harvested
Year Vines Were Planted1999
Fermentationfermented in neutral barrels at 14°C
Maturation12 months
Sulfurless than 40 ppm
Item NoFR561
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Loire
Regnier-David Saumur Blanc

Domaine Regnier-David was created in 1962 by Maurice Regnier with the purchase of 2ha of vineyards in Meigné within the Saumur appellation.  In the early 1970’s he became a pioneer in the region regarding organic viticulture as he converted from conventional methods to more eco-friendly and, at the time, obscure farming practices. In 1993, Domaine Regnier-David obtained its EcoCert certification.

In 2002 Maurice’s son, Jean-François, at the age of 20, took over the winemaking and vineyard management.  He is also responsible for growing the family's property to its current 13ha, including holdings in Saumur-Puy-Notre-Dame with its unique terroir of sandy limestone at 50-100m. In the cellar, he employs cement tank fermentations with indigenous yeast to produce natural wines that reflect each parcel's terroir.

This wine is 100% Chenin Blanc from a single hectare of vines in a lieu dit planted in 2000. The Chenin vineyard was planted from a massal selection of cuttings from Domaine Huet in Vouvray. The soil is a meter of chalky clay over white limestone. The yields are about 40 hl/ha and the grapes are manually harvested and pressed directly into tank. Once fermentation starts naturally, the juice is racked into a mix of 4-5 year old 225L barrels and 7-8 year old 400L barrels. The wine finishes fermentation and then rests on the lees for 24 months with no battonage.