Chinese Globetrotter! After having worked in the export and promotion of wine in France...
Le Fief Noir
Loire, COTEAUX DU LAYON 1 ER CRU CHAUME ,Anjou,Anjou Villages,Coteaux du Layon,Rosé de Loire,Vin de France,Crémant de Loire,0
Chateau de Valmer
Originally from Tourangeau, Jean first tried his hand at Parisian life, his towers at La Défense,...
Clos du Beugnon
Loire, Val de Loire,Anjou,Vin de France,Rosé de Loire
Located near the Loire, between Saumur and Cholet, the family estate is in the heart of...
Loire, Anjou Villages,Coteaux du Layon,Savennières,Rosé de Loire,Cabernet d'Anjou,Rosé d'Anjou,Crémant de Loire
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley near Angers, Château Soucherie is a wine estate...
In the 1980s, Jean-Marie settled in Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois, his wife's village where they built the Domaine des Clairneaux together. In 1998, they took over the Domaine de Montbeno....Lire plus Learn more
In the 1980s, Jean-Marie settled in Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois, his wife's village where they built the Domaine des Clairneaux together. In 1998, they took over the Domaine de Montbenoit, in the Coteaux du Giennois, a vineyard that his father had worked for many years. He was one of the first winegrowers to defend and initiate this appellation! on both sides of the Loire, born from the combination of these two estates, the Vignobles Berthier offer several appellations from the Centre-Loire, Sancerre, Giennois and Pouilly-Fumé. There are a total of 25 hectares of vines cultivated in sustainable viticulture, on different terroirs, mostly composed of flint, limestone and clay-limestone.
In 2012, Clément (the elder brother) joined the company after spending 2 years in Canada and the United States as assistant cellar master in the Willamette Valley. Following his arrival, they started working with friends on the Pouilly Fumé appellation. The following year, Florian (the youngest) returned home after perfecting his winemaking skills in Burgundy, New Zealand and Oregon. Shortly afterwards, in 2015, they took over the Domaine de l'Oselier, north of the Coteaux du Giennois appellation, from very old vines (between 35 and 100+ years old) only on flint soil. The young winegrower manages the vineyard in a sustainable way without herbicides, pesticides or anti-botrytis. At the heart of this culture is the cultivation of the soil, which allows the terroir to be sublimated, while Clément manages the vinification and marketing of the wines. "As far as vinification is concerned, we do as little as possible because 80% of the work is done in the vines. All the stages of vinification are carried out with great care to keep our wines with low sulphur contents, to help us we use the CO2 naturally present in the wine, which protects it from oxidation."
Winegrower is not our profession but our passion. What is important for us today is to enhance the value of our terroir, to perpetuate the family heritage with our touch of modernity. It is from this dream that our parcel vintages were born, a Place, a Soil, a Wine. Flint, Marne and Caillottes soils are worked and vinified in the same way.