About the wine
Silica-clay soils with schist and quartz. High exposed plateau. Hand harvested, selective sorting. Bottled after 9 months in tank with lees stirring.
Terroir is composed of ocher, pink or brick shale with quartz veins. It is a very ventilated tray, which gives this dry Chenin blanc wine its floral (lime, hawthorn and acacia) and fruity (apricot, peach and quince) aromas. This aromatic finesse does not exclude strength because the mouth is powerful while being "airy". It represents compared to Ordovician, the other facet of Chenin blanc, full of delicacy, subtlety and elegance.
About the producer
The Daviau family have owned vines on the hills surrounding Brissac since 1546. Today, their 50 hectares of vineyards spread over numerous and varied parcels in and around the commune. Christophe Daviau, heir to the family business, now manages Domaine de Bablut, following the completion of his wine studies at the University of Bordeaux. Due to his great respect for the environment, Christophe committed himself to organic farming. Furthermore, inspired by natural activist Nicolas Joly, Christophe adopts many biodynamic practices too. In 1993, a biodynamic trial was initiated to convert the entire vineyard to organic viticulture. This was completed in 1996. Christophe’s philosophy is to create a harmonious balance between terroir and grape variety, which he does with serious aplomb.
This approach is further strengthened with the conservation of grass strips and the planting of hedges, in order to provide ideal cover for beneficial insects. Christophe uses green manure to nourish the vines. The vineyards are maintained by mechanical hoeing and superficial ploughing, which on the one hand promotes a deep rooting and allows the plant to better resist the drought and, on the other hand, draws mineral elements from the soil.