Château Soucherie, a Historic Wine Estate in a Castle From the 18th Century
The Château Soucherie is a castle from the XVIIIth century, with a beautiful view of the Layon valley. It is a historic wine estate, 20 minutes south of Angers in the Loire Valley. They produce Appellation d’Origine Controlee wines Anjou, Chaume, Coteaux du Layon, and Savennieres. The team puts in a lot of effort and care to make wines that reflect the qualities and richness of their fantastic terroir. Roger-Francois and Pascal Beguinot have transformed the estate by respecting their heritage, grapes, and expanding the winery. The young team has a lot of knowledge and experience in winemaking and viticulture in the region. They even have a guest house with four rooms with a beautiful view of their vines. The rooms have a contemporary style with beautiful decorations and all facilities.
The Vineyard That is Over 70 Years
Their vineyards are spread over three sites. Around the winery, 22 hectares are planted on a southern hillside sheltered from the winds. 4 hectares of vines are for Chaume and are over 70 years old. 1.8 hectares of vines are at Savennieres, and the shale rock here gives minerality to the wines. The grape types that grow here include Anjou Blanc, Savennières, Anjou Rouge, Anjou Villages, Rosé de Loire, Coteaux du Layon, and Crémant de Loire. These grapes are used for their exquisite red, white, rose, sparkling, and dessert wines. All the work in their vineyards takes place manually. This helps to preserve the soil and allows the grapes to retain their natural fruity taste. This respect for nature lets the wines reflect the terroir’s authenticity.