Domaine de Clayou

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Domaine de Clayou

Domaine de Clayou rests on 35 hectares in St. Lambert du Lattay in the heart of the Anjou. The estate is farmed by Jean-Bernard and Catherine Chauvin along with their son Denis. Denis is the fourth generation of the family to grow wine on this estate which was founded in 1920 by his great grandfather with just 8ha. Jean-Bernard took over as the head of the domain in 1984. Since 2000 Domaine de Clayou has been certified sustainable by Terra Vitis, an organization that stresses the fair treatment of employees along with avoiding chemical treatments in the vines. The Chauvin’s 20-43 year old vines are planted to schist and limestone soils across the appellations of Anjou and Coteaux du Layon. They harvest their grapes manually and the wines are vinified in a combination of concrete and fiberglass-lined underground tanks. Clayou’s white wines are crisp, clean and full of lively fruit spending six months in stainless resting on fine lees with occasional battonage. The Anjou rouge is a pure and supple expression of Cabernet Franc. The Anjou Rosé de Loire is made from the rare Grolleau.

Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Annual Production Total: Farming: Harvest Method: Total Estate Size: Social Media:
France Loire Anjou, Coteaux du Layon Jean-Bernard and Catherine Chauvet 1920 12,000 cases Certified Organic Manual 35 ha http://www.domainedeclayou.fr/
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Wine Name Warieties Average Vine Age Soil Vineyard Area Elevage Filteration Fining Annual Production
Anjou Blanc 100% Chenin Blanc 20 years schiste, argile calcaire 1ha Stainless Steel Yes No 450 cases
Vin de Pays de Loire Sauvignon 100% Sauvignon Blanc 20 years schiste, argile calcaire 1ha Concrete Yes No 720 cases
Anjou Rosé de Loire 100% Grolleau 43 years schiste, argile calcaire 1ha Stainless Steel Yes No 600 cases
Anjou Rouge 100% Cabernet Franc 25 years schiste, argile calcaire 3.6ha Tank Yes No 1,100 cases