history of the domain
A family estate for three generations, created in 1921 by Kléber Marionnet, is located in Soings in the Loir et Cher, in the easternmost part of Touraine, 30 km south of Blois.
The vineyard was replanted and enlarged between 1967 and 1978 by Henry Marionnet. It now covers 58 hectares, mainly composed of Gamay (2/3) and Sauvignon (1/3). These two grape varieties are the most adapted to this continental part of Touraine, supported by a terroir of flinty clay with more or less sand or gravel.
A unique domain
In 1990, Henry Marionnet became the first winemaker in France to make wines without sulfites, using Gamay grapes to produce the "Première Vendange" vintage.
We are also the only ones in France to produce a cuvée from a now extinct grape variety, the Gamay de Bouze, which is a Gamay with red juice and comes from Bouze-les-Beaune, a small village in Burgundy.
We are also fortunate to have the oldest vineyard in France, pre-phylloxera, as it was planted between 1820 and 1840, of a rare white grape variety, the Romorantin.
Finally, since 2015, we have been supervising the production of the Chateau de Chambord vineyard, where 14 hectares of vines, Pinot noir, Romorantin, Sauvignon and Orbois have been planted. The first vintage was 2018.