When Henry II Plantagenet became King of England in 1154, he asked for wines from the Loire to be served at the court. But it was with François 1st that Loire Valley wines really developed. The Loire Valley is distinguished by UNESCO for its exceptional sites, and was listed in the World Heritage Site listing in 2000.
Cave de Saumur
Cave de Saumur has been aware of environmental issues for a long time. Thus, all the treatments and cultivation practices aim at impacting nature as little as possible. Cave de Saumur has a wide variety of wines which find followers with every level.
Domaine de Reuilly
Reuilly has existed at the edge of the river Arnon, a tributary of the river Cher since the bronze age, and the quality of its vineyards always gave it a lasting reputation. At the dawn of the 21st century, the vineyard of Reuilly stretched over 7 municipalities, with an annual and average production of 8000 hectoliters.
Reuilly is available in Calgary at Metrovino.
Frédéric Mabileau has been described as a perfectionist. He eschews using the technology of many of today’s winemakers, and is said to be obsessed with his grapes’ maturity. Frédéric’s wines are the result of harvesting at optimal maturity and with low yields. Frédéric’s partner in all this perfection is his wife Nathalie. Their wines are expressions of fruits, with lively, spicy backbones and the ability to age gracefully.
Frédéric Mabileau is available in Calgary at Metrovino.