Our Domain is the work of five generations.
Georges Sauvète planted the first stock in 1905. Roland, his son, followed by Michel, his grandson, enlarged the vineyard between 1930 and 1975. Jérôme, came in with his father Michel in 1980. In 1986, his wife Dominique joined him. Together they’ve put all their passion and energy into building up and extending the Domain. Me, Mathilde, her daughter, I joined then in 2013 and took officialy the management in 2020.
Our Domain lies in the midst of the Loire Valley castles, our neighbours sporting such names as “Chenonceau”, “Cheverny”, and “Amboise”.
Ideally located on the heights of the Toucheronde hillsides overlooking the Cher, and on the plateau overhanging the village of Monthou-sur-Cher, our vineyards now cover some 18 hectares. 9 hectares are given over to Sauvignon, Chenin and Chardonnay vines for white wines, while the remaining 9 hectares are devoted to Gamay, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Pineau d’Aunis vines, for red wines and rosés.
Our vineyards have all the advantages they could ask for – exceptional geographical location, rich and varied soils, and just the right climate and amount of sunshine.
Located at the crossroads of Touraine, Sologne and Berry, Monthou-sur-Cher is a village of real character where the living is good. The grapevine-covered hillsides that surround it were sculpted by two rivers that go on to join the Cher, further off in its wide valley.
“I am a man, a simple farmer who loves working the land, and I am proud to have passed this passion for the vine on to my wife Dominique and my daughter Mathilde !” Nature has given us a treasure, and we must respect her ways. We have listened to and observed her for many years, and have come to understand our magnificent terroir.
It is this determination to protect soil and plant alike, allied with natural concern for our environment, that has led us to practise Ecocert certified organic cultivation of our vineyards.
To protect the vines, we only use products of natural origin and plant-based preparations. Our lands boast a wide diversity of flora and fauna, which means that we interfere as little as possible, leaving it to nature herself to bring forth the full richness of the terroir.
Our first priority is the vine itself, for the quality of our wine depends upon it. Wine making requires precision and passion alike. It is also a pleasure – the pleasure of a pleasure shared.