The nature.

In Vesdun, the color of the Champagne Berrichonne wheat lets its place to a more diversified landscape.
The Paris Basin area ends where the Central Massif starts to point out on the distance.
The highest hill is already named Saint Agathe Mountain...
Here you’ll meet Charolais cows in the hollow of small valleys, cereals on mid slope and at last, on the top, vineyard on the poorest soils.
The ochre parent rock appears at the foot of the vine stocks.

The vines are established on three settings:

  • Le Chaillot :
    where the very first vintages were elaborated. The Estate was named after it.

  • La Croix de l’Hommée :
    a 320 m elevation, the vineyard overlooks the village. The roots get settled in the parent rock: the micaschiste.

  • Le Châtaignier sou :
    a great setting which smoothly takes us towards the Auvergne Region.

Each hill of the village tells a story, the names of the locations testify, the tasting is a confirmation. Here the expression of Gamay overtakes the varietal typicity and steeps in the terroir
Our Red and Rosé Wines are the expression of the influence of the Loire Valley but located in the center of France, Vesdun also looks towards the South.
The Chateaumeillant appellation characterizes itself in a singular way
Take a wine map. Isolated from the Loire Valley and not close enough of the Cotes d’Auvergne, Chateaumeillant looks like a small Gallic village. Teasing spirits will suggest that its winegrowers don’t comply with the Roman Laws !
Is this an evidence of the past or may be a guarantee of inspiration for the future?

I have recently decided “out of pure curiosity” to produce white wines with 2 vines which are opposed in notoriety :

  • Chardonnay planted on the Chaillot.
  • Tressaillier an old Bourbonnais grape variety planted on Chataignier Sou in the Allier side of the setting.

La nature