Domaine des Champs Fleuris- Like two generations before him, Denis Rétiveau skilfully turns the fruits of his vineyards into prize-winning wines. Domaine des Champs Fleuris is located in the embrace of Saumur-Champigny in the tiny Loire Valley village of Turquant. Not only a talented winemaker, Rétiveau is also an experienced boatman who knows every meander of the River Loire.
Here terroir is everything. For instance, Tufa/ travertine is present in the landscape. The action of spring water is responsible to create this type of limestone. Troglos, cave dwellings, have been dug into the tufa. Particularly these characterful spaces are used as wine cellars.
The vineyards are located in several appellations and cover a total of 26 hectares. The vineyards are in the villages of Turquant and Montsoreau. Therefore, the domain produces approximately 180,000 bottles each year. In the Saumur – Champigny appellation Rétiveau grows principally Cabernet Franc, with a smaller amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. About ten percent of the domain is Chenin. The latter produces wine in the Saumur Blanc and Crémant de Loire appellations. The Rosé Attitude is one of the jewels of the Rosé de Loire appellation. It’s made from Cabernet Franc grapes grown on clay-limestone soil on slopes overlooking the Loire. There are two excellent sparkling wines – a white and a rosé. Significantly, respected wine guide Hachette des Vins heaped praise on Domaine des Champs Fleuris’ Les Tufolies. It described the 100% Cabernet Franc wine as the product of careful selection of the best terroirs.
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Cabernet Franc, Chenin
Monday : 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00
Tuesday : 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00
Wednesday : 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00
Thursday : 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00
Friday : 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00
Saturday : 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00