Domaine des Champs Fleuris in the Beautiful Loire Valley
Domaine des Champs Fleuris – Like two generations before, the owner of the winery 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 but also Rétiveau is an experienced boatman who knows every meander of the River Loire.
Exceptional Characteristics of Loire Valley Terroir
Local terroir around the winery is very important. For instance, Tufa, travertine, is a significant for the local territory and its landscape. The flow of spring water is the main reason that creates this type of limestone. Troglos, cave dwellings, have been dug into the tufa. Particularly these characterful spaces are used as wine cellars.
Domaine des Champs Fleuris Unique Winery Characteristics
The vineyards are located in several appellations and cover a total of 26 hectares, in the meantime the vineyards situated 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 that winery produce – a white and a rosé. Significantly, respected wine guide Hachette des Vins heaped praise on Domaine des Champs Fleuris’ Les Tufolies. Carefully Selected Cabernet Franc grapes produce the elegance and grace of Domaine des Champs Fleuris.