Sébastien Bobinet & Emeline Calvez


Domaine Bobinet, Loire Valley
Sébastien Bobinet inherited two hectares of old-vines estate in 2003, that he has since expanded to a 7-hectare-vinyard. Native of Saumur, he is from a winegrower' family, who  has organically worked this tuffeau-limestone-clay soil for generations. He is now farming the estate with his former dance partner, Emeline Calvez, since 2011.
"We simply want to work following an ethic we hold dear, the pillars of which are: health, ecology, enjoyment, quality, humanity, sustainability." - Sébastien Bobinet

Location

Saumur, France

Appellation

AOC Saumur Champigny

Size

7 hectares

Soil

Tuffeau, limestone and clay soils

Varieties cultivated

Cabernet Franc, Pineau d'Aunis, Chenin Blanc

Age of vines 

65 years old

Farming/Winemaking

Hand harvested, de-stemmed and fermented naturally. Ageing in 330-L oak barrels for up to 18 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered without addition of sulfur. No additives. Natural malolactic fermentation.

Certification

None