The soils


Cultivated for over 200 years near the Château de Marçay, the vine holds a major place in the history of the village.

Ideally oriented north-south, the vineyards of Marçay are planted on a unique terroir. Under 30 cm of clay-limestone, a very white and friable tufa allows the vine to find in depth the water and all the elements necessary for its good nutrition.

The 6 hectares of Marçay vineyards also benefit from a unique microclimate. Located between the plateau of Haut Poitou in the south and the Loire and Vienne in the north, Marçay is naturally protected by the reliefs that surround it. Only winemakers present on this soil, Pascal and Mathieu Avril have made their favorite land. Mixing observation of Biodiversity, meticulous work of the vine according to its needs, carrying out tests of new farming techniques such as market gardening and animal traction in the vineyard, it is with great pleasure and a certain pride that we like to show to the curious the qualities and the beauty of the Terroir de Marçay.


Located on the hillside north of the Royal Fortress of Chinon, the vineyards of the Champ du Pin were planted between 1943-1944, and no vines have been planted since. Which makes it today one of the oldest vineyards still productive in AOC Chinon. She is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.

Placed on a basement of Turonian chalk called Tuffeau, the Champ du Pin benefits from a layer of limestone pebbles and flint on the surface to store the heat during the day and return it during the night.

No matter the weather, this vine will always adapt to the climatic conditions of the year thanks to the depth of its roots.


Recently integrated in the Chinon appellation area, our Lerné vineyard is located on a hillside facing south. It enjoys intense sunshine, producing a powerful and solar wine.

This plot of one hectare is composed of two different types of soil.
At the top of the slope, heavy clays, yellow orange, mixed with a coarse sand and many limestone flints and pebbles on the surface.

At the bottom of the hill, a much less clayey soil, with a mixture of sand and silt and little coarse aggregates.

L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération