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A few words about Valéry Renaudat
Born in Berry, he grew up among the vines of the Reuilly appellation.
After studying wine in Burgundy, he began his professional experience in the United States, before returning to perfect his knowledge in Bordeaux and Burgundy.
He then returned to the lands of the AOC Reuilly and the AOC Quincy.
“I am attached to these two vineyards which bring a beautiful complementarity to the whites and demonstrate that from the same grape variety – the sauvignon – the sandy and gravelly terroirs of the wines of Quincy and clay-limestone of the wines of Reuilly play their role. This attachment also has family origins, since my grandfather was one of the initiators of Pinot Noir in the Reuilly Appellation. “
Reasoned agriculture is one of its priorities, just as much as respect for the terroirs.
The wines of Domaine Valéry Renaudat
With quality for pleasure as a credo, the estate team has chosen to manage its vines in a reasoned manner. So phytosanitary products and fertilizers are used sparingly. Depending on the plots, controlled grassing and tillage are practiced.
So many parameters that guide our action in the vineyards.
The Domaine cultivates vines in the Reuilly and Quincy appellations and offers wines made from three grape varieties:
- The Pinot Noir that Valéry Renaudat likes to work in memory of his grandfather who was one of the initiators in Reuilly
- Sauvignon, a grape variety common to both appellations but which are distinguished by their soil: clay-limestone in Lignis for Reuilly and gravels in Nouzats for Quincy
- Pinot Gris, which gives Reuilly A.O.C its characteristic onion skin color
During the Jurassic era, the sea gradually filled the Center-Loire region then emerges and then returns on numerous occasions and thus deposits, depending on the sea depths, layers of marine sediments: limestones, clays, containing different types of fossils, including ammonites. This is where the ammonite we find on the label of our REUILLY comes from.
During the Cretaceous era, the sea will retreat and then return and deposit layers of chalk: hence the name Cretaceous. On these will be deposited layers of sand and gravel which will give birth in the Tertiary era to flint clays and other shells which will be represented on the label of our QUINCY.
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