Domaine Pascal Bellier

(Loire, France) 

Located in Vineuil in the Loire Valley, close to Blois and right above the Loire River is where, in 1960, the domaine was established. It is here in Cheverny that Pascal grows his Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay on silicieous clay, and the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Romorantin on the sandy, pebbly soils. Averaging around 20 years of age, some plots date back 50 years while others are recent additions; his wines show a liveliness and vivacity and reflect the sustainable efforts they undergo to keep the land in harmony. In Cour-Cheverny Pascal produces the coveted Romorantin, which continues to show their longevity when grown with care.

Terra Vitis Certified.

Cheverny Blanc

80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay

From 10 hectares or 20 year-old vines grown on a hill overlooking the Loire River, with soils of siliceous clay on limestone and chalky-clay. Harvest is done mechanically around early September. Fermentation lasts 15 days and then set to rest for 3-4 months.  

Cheverny Rouge

80% Pinot Noir and 20% Gamay

Grown on siliceous clay on chalky soils from 10 hectares. Harvest is done mechanically in mid-September, after which fermentation lasts about 15 days. Fermentation and maturation both take place in stainless.  

Cour-Cheverny Blanc, “La Girouette”

100% Romorantin

From 2 hectares of 20 year-old vines grown on a plateau in the Sologne, composed of siliceous clay mixed with chalky clay soils, the grapes are hand-harvested early October with fermentation lasting 10 days in stainless steel and matured in the same barrels. Terra Vitis Certified.