The Anjou region is characterized by an oceanic climate: mild winters, hot summers with good sunshine, and low thermal differences. The low rainfall favors the development of mellow, from the late Chenin harvest.
In the Saumur region, the hills slow down the westerly winds, the climate becomes more continental and the seasonal variations are naturally more marked. (Source: vinsvaldeloire.fr)
LA BOUGRIE, AT THE CROSSROADS OF TERROIRS
The La Bougrie vineyard extends over the terroirs of Anjou and Saumur. Shale, limestone, sand and falun intersect, making Anjou-Saumur unique wines appreciated beyond our borders.
The primary schist can be found in different aspects and colors (slate, purple, sandstone schists, etc.). It is found in thin slates on the traditional dwellings of the region.
These metamorphosed schists are the mineral support that shapes most of the best renowned Anjou vintages made from Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc grape varieties. They make up the oldest land in the vineyard (over 530 million years old) mainly located south of the Loire and Layon.
WHITE CHALK (TURONIAN TUFFEAU)
This limestone sedimentary rock of marine origin is the soft chalk used to shape the regional heritage, including the famous Loire châteaux. Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc are planted there to produce wines that are often structured and complex. (Source: vinsvaldeloire.fr)
VINES & GRAPES
A VARIETY OF 8 GRAPES AT THE DOMAIN
The area of La Bougrie extends over a hundred hectares of vines.
Thanks to the richness and diversity of the terroir, a panorama of grape varieties flourishes on the farm.
The king grape varieties of the region are Cabernet-Franc and Chenin.