Château la FRANCHAIE
winemaker : Eric Dubois
Region: Loire Valley
City: La Possonnière
Grape varieties : chenin, grolleau, gamay, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon
Surface Winery: 5,5 ha
Certification: organic wine (AB)
The Castle la Franchaie
Chateau la Franchaie is located in Anjou, in La Possonnière not far from Angers. Eric Dubois moved there with his wife, Alex, in 2017 and took over the existing vineyard.
Eric Dubois is an old hand at natural, biodynamic wines: from 1995 to 2016, he worked as an employee at Clos Cristal in Saumur. We were not the last to offer his wines back then!
A perfect Winery for natural wine
After the Clos Cristal, Eric and his wife went in search of vineyards with no real geographical constraints and with some criteria that Eric tells us about here: "
After a few months of wandering around France and elsewhere, Eric came to visit Loïc Mahé, with a friend who was looking for vineyards, and it was there that he found his wishes gathered: Château la Franchaie in La Possonnière, a village near Savennières.
On this new Winery, Eric and Alex Dubois rent the vines and the winery. A Winery of 5.5 ha of vines (converted to organic since 2011 by Loïc Mahé) which is organised into 2 large plots: the first one gathered around the chai and the second one a few kilometres away, facing south along the Loire.
The Winery is generally on schist in the western continuity of Savennières and clay.
A spirited organic red wine
It is a pleasure for us to offer the new organic wines of Eric Dubois, natural wines, full of character and identity.
We leave the final word to Eric who tells us about his first vintage at La Franchaie :
Very good tasting!