The Tijou family has a long history as "viticulteurs" in the Loire Valley region near Angers. In fact, they have practiced their craft, father to son, since 1780. The actual Domaine de la Soucherie was purchased from the Marquis de Brissac in 1952. At the time almost all the wine produced at the Domaine was sold to the negociant firm of Nicholas. Pierre-Yves Tijou, the current proprietor, took over the management of the estate in 1969 and began to bottle a portion of the production. Today, the entire production is estate-bottled. The Domaine de la Soucherie is composed of 30 hectares of vineyards, four of which are within the highly coveted area of "Chaume" and 1.80 of which are within the confines of the Savennieres appellation in the "Clos des Perriers". Approximately 18.5 hectares of the domaine is planted to Chenin Blanc; there are also 7 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc; and there are small parcels of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gamay.
Wine Notes: This cuvée is essentially vinified exclusively for our use in the US market. The grapes, 100% Chenin Blanc, are sourced from the vineyard site “Les Rangs de Longue” which is on the northern part of the estate but with south-southeastern exposure. The soil is a mix of clay and sand and limestone with some schist. The wine is vinified totally dry in cuve and aged on the fine lies for eight to nine months before being bottled.
Tasting Notes: A refreshing wine, with flavors of exotic fruits and white flowers, ideal as an aperitif and to accompany a meal of oysters, shellfish or sushi.Supplier notes