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The Dubois Christelle estate extends over 19 hectares. The kings of the estate are Cabernet Franc, it covers 16.5 hectares. The 2.5 hectares are planted in chenin. We produce wines from Saumur Champigny but also from Crémant de Loire and Saumur Rouge. For each vintage, the estate seeks the best balance and the greatest typicity...Lire plus Learn more
The Dubois Christelle estate extends over 19 hectares. The kings of the estate are Cabernet Franc, it covers 16.5 hectares. The 2.5 hectares are planted in chenin. We produce wines from Saumur Champigny but also from Crémant de Loire and Saumur Rouge. For each vintage, the estate seeks the best balance and the greatest typicity.
On the ground level, limestone and clay are the components of the diversity of our terroir. Our two grape varieties draw all their richness and opulence from it. Our wines are made from vines that are on average 30 years old, the oldest can even reach the age of 80.
Our estate benefits from four generations of know-how. It was in the 19th century that the story began with Charles Firmin Dubois. At the time, it produced a natural red wine from the Saumur region. Charles succeeded Charles Firmin around 1930. He passed on his passion to Jean-Claude who decided to take over the estate in 1968. Jean-Claude already cultivates the vines there while respecting the environment. As time goes by, its wine becomes more and more qualitative.
The last generation arrived on the estate in 2008, with Christelle who perpetuates the spirit of the estate by combining rigour, quality and respect for the environment.
The winegrower's job is multiple and varied: knowing the soil, the vine, weeds, harmful insects and auxiliary insects, fungi causing vine diseases, wine-growing equipment and mechanics, winemaking (and tasting...!!), secretarial work and accounting, marketing, and export rules......etc. without forgetting that you must always keep an eye on the weather...!
For many years, the vine has been cultivated according to the principle of reasoned control, "because we do not inherit the land of our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" (Antoine de St-Exupéry).