Château de Bois-Brinçon is situated in the heart of the Anjou region, straddling the lower Loire valley, close to the pretty hamlet of Blaison-Gohier. The domaine was founded in 1219 by the Saint Jean d’Angers hospital. Today, Xavier Cailleau and his wife, Géraldine, represent the fifth generation of the Cailleau family to own and work some of the oldest plantings in the Loire.
The Bois-Brinçon vineyards comprise of 24 hectares of densely planted parcels which average 50 years of age for the single-vineyard bottlings, with some vines as old as 125 years. There is a rare diversity of soils and terrain across six communes and eight different terroirs. The vineyards have been farmed biodynamically (certified organic and biodynamic) for many years and benefit from a climate moderated by the Loire. Yields are remarkably low.
Always striving for the purest expression of the land, Xavier Cailleau vinifies all the Bois-Brinçon wines by individual terroir. Intervention is minimal, with a focus on a long, slow, gentle “infusion” style, and an eye to elegance and freshness. The resulting wines show rich diversity with a unique character – graceful and complex.