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Domaine des Noëls enjoys an ideal geographical location, on the heights of the Coteau des Noëls in Bellevigne-en-Layon, overlooking the Layon River. It is hard to imagine a more explicit name for a commune, which requires us to take particular care of our vines and to produce a sweet nectar that is representative of the Layon Valley. The main grape variety....Lire plus Learn more
Domaine des Noëls enjoys an ideal geographical location, on the heights of the Coteau des Noëls in Bellevigne-en-Layon, overlooking the Layon River. It is hard to imagine a more explicit name for a commune, which requires us to take particular care of our vines and to produce a sweet nectar that is representative of the Layon Valley. The main grape variety planted on the Coteau des Noëls is Chenin Blanc, which allows us to produce our Anjou Blanc as well as our Coteaux du Layon, which is soft or sweet. The latter represent the heart of the estate's production, but the range of wines on the estate is much wider since we also offer Cabernet d'Anjou, dry rosés, red Anjou and white or rosé Crémants de Loire... All that remains to be tasted!
The vineyard has been part of the family for 4 generations, and often it is a transmission from father to son. Not this time, since Jean-Michel married the estate's daughter and took over the vineyard in 1996 following stepfather. Over the years, he has developed the activity and has taken the opportunity to extend the estate over 30 hectares. Eric, who has been working on the estate since 2003 alongside Jean-Michel, wishes to settle down and joins the latter in 2010. The oenologist by training, Jean-Michel, after several years working in a large house in Saumur, is working on the production of wines while Eric, in the open air, takes care of the soil and vines. The tandem complements each other and is always looking for the best for wine production.
Being a winegrower is above all the pleasure of combining the wine-growing soil with the qualitative production of wines. A cross between knowledge of the land and mastery of the winemaking process for a continuous adaptation of our know-how between tradition and modernity. Every day we observe the development of our vines, which, with the help of Mother Nature, know how to offer us the best. There is no better way than to come to the cellar to share with you the secrets that the vines hold. But it is also important to meet the lovers of our beautiful vintages, who are more and more curious every year and have the pleasure of discovering the new vintages, the little nuggets that we have in store for them, on show or during deliveries.
But where does the name Domaine des Noëls come from? Don't think that we are playing on words, there is a meaning behind the domain name, it's not a marketing or seasonal idea! Everything is linked to the particularity of our hillside and the characteristics of its subsoil, which is full of water (valley hillside), allowing our vines to develop the best grapes all year round. From old French people and over the generations, the valleys have been transformed into Christmas, registered as a locality, to give even more particularity to our wines. When you think of Layon Valley, you tend to think only of sweet and syrupy wines, whereas we have a whole range of wines to show you, which can be tasted all year round, not just during the Christmas and New Year holidays. This is the advantage of the soils of our beautiful region, which accept multiple grape varieties in order to offer you all the colours of wine in one place. The pleasure of this profession is the permanent evolution of the landscape every morning, but which can sometimes turn out to be playful when late frosts endanger the new vintage....