Henry and Jean-Sebastien Marionnet, wine makers
The Marionnet family arrived in Soings, oriental part of the Touraine region 30km south of Blois, in the middle of the last century.
The vineyard has been entirely replanted and enlarged between 1967 and 1978. Today’s global surface is 60 hectares for a production of 350 000 bottles.
The cellar is entirely equipped with stainless steel containers. The vinification methods occuring at Domaine la Charmoise are all ‘special’ and different from classical methods; which confers original qualities and properties to these wines.
The Domaine of la Chamoise is in its majority planted with black Gamay with white juice for red wines and Sauvignon for white wines.
The black Gamay white juice covers a surface of 33 hectares. The vine of massal selection has been planted between 1967 and 1978. The average returns are approximately 40 hl/ha.
Le Sauvignon occupe au Domaine une superficie de 20 ha. Les vignes de sélection massale ont été plantées pour la plupart entre 1967 et 1982. Les rendements moyens sont d’environ 40 hl/ha.
The soil is of type ‘perruches’, meaning it is constituted of flint with more or less of silica and gravel.
The Domain is located on the most elevated point, between North Loire and South Cher.
Thanks to its position at the most eastern part of the Touraine region, the Domain benefits from a more continental climate, therefore ideal for Gamay and Sauvignon grapes.
In addition, a favorable microclimate ensures both an excellent maturity and a good protection towards spring frosts.