Domaine de la Bergerie

 

 

Country: 

  • France

Region: 

  • Anjou

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Domaine de la Bergerie is situated Champ-sur-Layon, just south of the Layon river and about a half-hour south of Angers. There are vineyards surrounding the domaine, including an impressive parcel of very-old Chenin Blanc that makes up the Fragrance, a Coteaux du Layon produced only in favorable years. The Domaine also owns a collection of plots in some of the top Anjou terroirs, including: Chaume and Quarts de Chaume (this parcel is contiguous, sitting on the invisible boundary that separates the two AOCs), Savennieres, Rablay, and more.

In recent years, Yves Guégniard has been joined by his daughter Anne, returning from several years working as a sommelier, in making wines on the estate. Anne did not return home alone, but was joined by her husband and chef David Guitton, who previously worked with Joël Robuchon and other top chefs in several countries. David has converted an old chai into a small, modern restaurant that revolves around pairings with wines from the Domaine. Nicolas and Andrew enjoyed an excellent meal here on a snowy night during the 2011 Salon. Despite sitting in the heart of Chenin, the Domaine also produces a number of excellent, age-worthy red wines from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon.

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