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Val de Loire, Touraine AOC, organic wines, Domaine Sauvète. A vineyard planted in 1905, in organic cultivation, in the region of the Loire Castles: Paradise of wine tourism. Discover also the taste of Pineau d'Aunis, one of the oldest varieties of Loire.
We represent the fourth generation of winemakers. The first vines were planted in 1905. The Domaine Sauvète is located in the vineyards of the Loire Valley, close to major châteaux de la Loire and ZooParc of Beauval, on the first coast on the right bank of the Cher, the heart of the Touraine AOC.Passionate about encounters and looking to enhance our work, we offer wine tourism activities for family and group.(Contact)
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Organic cultivation of the vine
Very close to our environment, our vineyard is in organic farming (control by ECOCERT). Very attentive care for every step of the rhythm of the vine. The vineyards are plowed and cultivated. No fertilizer, no chemicals. Yields are controlled. Thus, we remove some clusters, if necessary, during the green harvest to ensure quality grapes.The grapes from each plot are brought to full maturity and carefully selected.Ten hectares (on the 17) are harvested by hand in boxes.
Production and grape variety
The farm has a human scale to provide all necessary care to organic farming : 17 ha, 700 hl products with 70,000 bottles ; 50% white grapes: sauvignon, chardonnay, chenin and 50% red varietals: Malbec (côt), Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Pineau d'Aunis.
Traditional vinification with natural yeast
The wine makings are traditional in thermoregulated vats. According grapes and wines, the fermentation takes place in separate tanks. It occurs naturally, without adding yeast, temperature-controlled. The aging lasts 6 to 18 months in vats and barrels..
We produce reds, whites, pinks and Crémant de Loire. The wines of Domaine symbolize the generosity of our terroir. They are the fruit of a conviction and a know-how applied and mastered from vine to the bottle. They come in four ranges : « Plaisir », « Séduction », « Exception » et « Incontournable ».
Wine tourism at Domaine Sauvète
We are located in the vineyard of Val de Loire, close to the great castles and ZooParc de Beauval, on the first coasts on the right bank of the Cher, in the hearth ofTouraine AOC.
- 10 km east of Montrichard by the RD 176;
- 30 km south of Blois by RD 21;
- 5 km from Highway A 85, exit Saint Romain.
Flâneries at Domaine Sauvète
« Flâneries at Domaine Sauvète », where we invite you to discover our vines during a commented walk and experience our unusual tasting. We speak about our history and we deliver some of the secrets of our vineyard and this region so special… Opportunity to accompany its « Flânerie » a meal consisting of local products.
Excursions in the vineyards
Excursions in the vineyards : discover the history of our vineyard, the treasures of our town and our region. Taste the wines of the estate surrounded by vineyards, along with products concocted by local producers.
Soirées contées dans les vignes
Storytelling evenings in the vineyards : We welcome to the domain storyteller Marie Evrard. Historically, Marie feels the need to share, meet… One day, she discovered the joy of telling a story ! Since then, she continues to explore the stories: she listens, she picks, she breathes... and she offers... While walking the vineyards, Mary takes us on the path of wonder and imagination… Tales to listen without moderation. The evening continues with a tasting of our wines.
Storytelling and Music Shows
Storytelling and Music Shows : We are pleased to receive "les Pêcheurs de l’Onde" at Domaine Sauvete. With Mary storyteller "a little musician" and Francis, musician "a little storyteller", the Pêcheurs de l’Onde weave stories with tales and legends for children and adults. We invite you after the showto a wine tasting.
- « Participate in grape harvest! »
- Picnic in the vineyards