Loire Propriétés, based in Brissac-Quincé (49) since 1872, is a company producing and selling Loire Valley wines : 4 cooperatives (Les Caves de la Loire, La confrérie des Vignerons de Oisly et Thésée, Les Caves des Vins de Rabelais and Les Vignerons du Pallet), 1 distillery in Thouarcé and a negociant house Albert Besombes. Loire Propriétés is the number one producer in the Loire Valley.
PRESIDENT : Les Caves de la Loire : Régis Alcocer ; Les Vignerons du Pallet : Laurent Bouchaud
MANAGING DIRECTOR : Jérôme Lemasson
DISTRIBUTION : 50 % du CA est réalisé en GD, 22 % à l’export, 20 % dans le négoce, 5 % dans le circuit
traditionnel, 3 % en vente directe
MAIN BRANDS : Le Fauteuil Rouge, Les Caprices d’Inès, Châteaux de Brissac, Cab’Ice, La Marinière, Possession, Elysis…
PRODUCTION : 11 millions de bouteilles / an
– 250 000 hl en AOP Cabernet d’Anjou, Rosé d’Anjou, Rosé de Loire, Muscadet, Muscadet sur Lie, Anjou, Saumur, Saumur-Champigny, Touraine, Chinon, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil mais également des AOP plus confidentielles du Muscadet jusqu’au Sancerre
– IGP et vins effervescents tels que Crémant de Loire, Saumur, Touraine et Vouvray
ASSETS : The high standard of quality of the company’s wines is recognized each year by various national and international critics and competitions (Guide Hachette, Concours Général Agricole, Concours des Vins de Loire, Mondial du Sauvignon,…); 9 million bottles received awards in 2015.
Many innovations have been undertaken in terms of packaging and content: Pouch Up boxed wine, high pressure screw caps for Loire Valley sparkling wines and a range closed with Helix corks.
It has cultivated a unique ability to make craft wine with a special personality, through the use of traditional practices (as in the case of Le Fauteuil Rouge), as well as top quality, but higher volume brands, meeting the requirements of growing market demand for Loire Valley wines.
The company has obtained the following certifications: IFS (International Food Standard) and BRC (British Retail Consortium). AgriConfiance and Vignerons en Développement Durable (VDD), highlight its commitment to social responsibility and sustainable business practices.
Jubilation Le Palle was born in 2007 when the district AOCs in the Muscadet area became official. In addition to the special production requirements of these wines, potentially interesting pockets within the terroir were identified by growers and technicians to create this brand. As a result, the vines used to make this wine are planted in soils made up of slightly weathered intrusive rocks, including gabbro, granite and gneiss. Their early ripening and filtering nature limits the yield, ensures an uninterrupted growing cycle and produces perfectly matured grapes at harvest-time. Eight entirely undaunted vintners work together to make Jubilation. Indeed the 2010 vintage was matured on lees for 3 and a half years (instead of the required 18-month minimum), hence its rich aromas and taste!
Le Fauteuil Rouge: this wine is elaborated from over 30-year-old vines, situated on the chalky-clay slopes of the Vienne valley in the district of Panzoult. The harvest’s juice finishes its alcoholic fermentation in the cellars of Saint Louans in carefully selected oak, that has been acquired for the fine quality of its wood and grain. The wine is entirely made within this container, without the addition of sulfur or yeast. A single racking is undertaken at the end of June. The wine is then regularly topped up and some barrels consume up to 10% of their contents.
“Le Fauteuil Rouge has allowed us to revive some long forgotten winemaking practices. Just imagine sometimes, that it’s possible to take one’s time to do things, to remember that wine has existed for thousands of years and that it’s part of our culture, take the time to imagine that we were right,” explained Cellar Master Laurent Bourdin.