Methode Ancestrale made from Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley. Crisp green apple, fresh, light, a hint of sweetness.
Frédéric Mabileau is an organic-certified, biodynamic grower based in Saint-Nicolas-deBourgueil. The family’s winegrowing history goes back to 1620. Inspired by his father Jean-Paul Mabileau, Frédéric kicked off his own project in 1988 when he planted his vines on a parcel called Rouillères, owned by Nathalie. When Jean-Paul retired in 2003, Frédéric and Nathalie combined two domaines into one. Frédéric immediately took stock of the vineyard holdings, embarking on a painstaking study of the terroirs before establishing his own range of wines. Today they own 28 hectares across the Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Saumur and Anjou appellations. Tragically, Frédéric Mabileau passed away unexpectedly in 2020 thus this incredible domaine is now run by Nathalie Mabileau, with son Rémi also working in the business. The fun starts with juicy, pure Les Rouillères Cabernet Franc from Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil and its sibling Chenin Blanc from Anjou. A faithful portrait of this section of the Loire Valley is completed with several other bottlings from vines stretched across the appellation.