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

Rien que Melon

Region: Muscadet-Loire Valley
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Vineyard Size: 4ha
Soil: microgranit and shiste
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Yield: 35hl/ha
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Direct press, fermented with wild yeast and no sulphits
Aging: on the lees
Fining: No
Filtration: No
So2: 10mg/l

Wine

Simplement Gamay

Region: Coteaux d’Ancenis-Loire Valley
Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: 7ha
Soil: microgranit shiste
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Yield: 38hl/ha
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: semi carbonic macerarion during 15 days with wild yeast and no sulphits
Aging: on the lees
Fining: No
Filtration: No
So2: 10mg/l

Wine

Le Rouge de la Jacquerie

Region: Anjou Village-Loire Valley
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Size: 4,5ha
Soil: shiste and volcanic deposit
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Yield: 30hl/ha
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed grapes with a long maceration
Aging: on the lees
Fining: No
Filtration: No
So2: 10mg/l