Domaine Chatelain has 30 hectares (74 acres) of vines in Pouilly-Fumé spread across six of the seven communes of the appellation. This particular geography made of plots offers a good overview of all the lands composing the AOC. A lot of creative freedom and meticulous selection of blends allow a well worked, balanced and very distinctive wine.
Domaine Chatelain has roots beginning in 1630. Since then, the family works the soil of Pouilly sur Loire day after day. 300 years later, André Chatelain offered his wine abroad and built the foundation of our international reputation. The 12th generation now runs the Chatelain area of 30 hectares of vines, in Pouilly Fumé AOC, spread over 6 towns of the 7 in the designation including: Tracy-sur-Loire - Pouilly-sur-Loire - Mesves-sur-Loire - Saint-Andelain - Saint-Laurent l'Abbaye - Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain.
Limestone sedimentary deposits formed of a large quantity of white pebbles (clots) in a soil containing more or less clay.These are draining soils and rapid warming, generally allowing an early maturity of the grapes. These soils are often dry and poor, requiring daily work of their structure. It is composed of clay white, brown, and flint stones in its mass, covering the limestone plateaus of the buttes of Saint-Andelain, Saint-Laurent l'Abbaye and Tracy-sur-Loire. A soil that is difficult to exploit because of its structure, it produces structured, firm wines with a highly developed mineral flavor. Covering the greater part of the vineyard pouillysois, clay-limestone, and sometimes limestone and fossil pebbles, depending on the situation. These are generally longer soils to warm in the spring and require regular decomposition. It provides fruity wines with good length in the mouth.
Domaine Chatelain is cultivated by Jean-Claude and his son Vincent. Vine growers from father to son since 1630, Vincent represents the 12th generation.
Over the past ten years the vineyards have been extended and a new winery constructed to house the most advanced and sophisticated wine making equipment.