The domaine


The original domain has been created by my great grand-fathers ; Maria Juby and Louis Juby, both angevins. At the beginning of the 20th century they inherited of vineyards at the Bruandières in Saint-Aubin de Luigné before coming in Ardenay (“wooded height” in Gaulish) a small town (in Chaudefonds-sur-Layon) on the right side of the Layon river. There, they decided to establish as winemakers in 1920.

After a short passage in Paris and other jobs, I came back in Anjou in 1990 to rebuild a domain on the preexisting wine cellar but also with a few vines being in location and beautiful hills.

The domain currently owns fourteen hectares of vineyards, 10 of chenin, 4 of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon ; all of them spreading over Chaudefonds-sur-Layon ; Saint-Aubin de Luigné, Rochefort-sur-Loire and Savennières.

The whole domain started organic farming in 2002. Any parcel being non-organic would immediately be converted. Since 1997 we care even more about working carefully our soils ; we also dropped chemical weedkiller. Since 2001 we’ve stopped using artificial treatment.

Now if we focus on the cellar ; since 1994 not a single wine has been chaptalized, avoiding adding external components and restricting the Sulphur dose.

We produce dry white wines, semi dry, exclusively with chenin. Besides we also produce Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru, Coteaux-du-Layon -spirituous wines- ; in small quantities and exclusively obtained with natural concentration. Our red Anjou are made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Since March 2008 I’ve decided to go into partnership to consolidate and help the domain to perpetuate. This partner is Union Harmonie Mutualité ; helping me to go even further into quality vine-growing ; strength of the terroir’s expression, fruit pleasure, organic and sustainable farming… Concerned with the social dimension of the domain we also have a collaboration with Arceau Anjou ESAT (read more about it).

Domaine Patrick BAUDOUIN - Princé - 49290 CHAUDEFONDS-SUR-LAYON
FRANCE - Tél./Fax : +33 (0)2 41 74 95 03

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