Producer wine
Domaine de la Paonnerie

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Loire Valley

PRODUCTION :

Jacques and Agnès Carroget

Domaine La Paonnerie is located on the northern bank of the the Loire River, between Anjou and Nantes. Although Jacques Carroget’s family has been making wine for generations, he and his wife Agnes chose to explore other winemaking regions before settling back down in the Loire. Together they travelled to many regions and estates, even ending up in Hungary for a few years making Tokaji. After their sojourn ended in the early 1990s, they returned to the La Paonnnerie and began converting the estate to organic viticulture, receiving certification in 1997. Domaine La Paonnerie has now grown to 23ha of Melon de Bourgogne, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay, all of which is farmed biodynamically. Jacques and Agnes always ferment the grapes with natural yeasts and most of the cuvées are made without sulphur, though the wines that are exported tend to see a very small amount at bottling.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Vegyes”

Region: Loire
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Les Champs Jumeaux”

Region: Loire
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Vineyard Size: 1 hectare
Soil: clay, sand
Average Age of Vines: 27 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press in vats, indigenous yeasts
Aging: in vats on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Simplement” Gamay

Region: Loire
Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: 7 hectares
Soil: microgranite schiste
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 15 day semi-carbonic maceration with indigenous yeasts
Aging: on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“La Jacquerie”

Region: Loire
Grape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size: 4.5 hectares
Soil: schiste, volcanic deposits
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 30 day cold maceration with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in vats
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none