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Vignoble Vadé

Pierre Adrien Vadé


Owner & winemaker: Pierre Adrien Vadé
Vineyards: 30ha
Vineyard management: Practicing organic, in progress towards certification
Soils: Calcareous clay, tuffeau, sand, flint
Grapes grown: Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc

Quick facts:

  • Pierre Adrien Vadé is the third generation of his family to make wine in the Loire Valley–he recently took over for his father at the estate.
  • Vignoble Vadé specializes in the two main grapes of the Loire, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. They make fruit-forward youthful expressions as well as structured, serious bottlings from single vineyards.
  • “Tuffeau” is a chalky soil that’s characteristic of the region. It absorbs heat from the sun during the day and slowly emits it at night, helping the grapes to ripen.