A FAMILY, A DOMAIN
A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY STORY…
Domaine de la Chevalerie is above all a story about a family who have had their roots here since 1640. A story of men and women, vineyards, cabernet franc and especially of love.
Unconditional love for a land that has seen its children grow up, but especially for a soil that never ceases to surprise us with its ability to support the development of a plant with unique fruits, pure testimony of a terroir and the bounty of Mother Nature.
Thirteen generations later and the adventure continues with us, Laurie, Emmanuel and Stéphanie Caslot, siblings united in taking care of this magnificent domain of 33 hectares and to continue, passionately, the family tradition in the footsteps of our father, Pierre. Custodians of a history, of a style and a heritage, the three of us are committed to conveying our pleasure in wine every day and with the greatest respect for nature.
OUR PARCELS, OUR LIEUX -DITS
Our family history allows us today to accompany our vines in different lieux dits, all cradled by the legendary sweetness of the Touraine. Our greatest asset : exceptional terroirs, all unique in their own way, essentially located around the domain, upon the hillside of the villages of Restigné and Benais.
OUR DIFFERENT TERROIRS
AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL
1 to 2 metres deep consisting of fairly coarse quartz sand, flint and intercalation of clay. Cabernet Franc, with an average age of 35 years, with a south, south-west exposure.
AT THE TOP OF THE HILL
WEATHERED CLAY & SAND
Lying on the top of Turonian limestone, a covering of clay-siliceous soil with a thickness of less than 2 metres arising from the alteration of chalk and tuffeau during the cold quaternary periods. Cabernet franc with an average age of 40 years, south-west exposure.