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|Appellation/Sub-Region||Coteaux du Layon AOC|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Biodynamically Grown|
Château de Bois-Brinçon was founded in 1219 by the Saint Jean d’Angers hospital, and is located in the heart of the Anjou in the Loire Valley. It remained church property until 1791, when it was confiscated by the state and sold as a national asset. Xavier Cailleau is the fifth generation of his family to own and work some of the oldest plantings of chenin, grolleau, and cabernet franc in the Loire, some of them being up to 125 years old. Xavier and his wife Géraldine, along with a small team, farm their 24 hectares biodynamically to respect the soil and allow their unique terroir to shine. This Coteaux du Layon Faye d'Anjou comes from vines averaging 40 years old, planted on spilite (a very old local, volcanic soil). The grapes are fully botrytized and fermented in neutral barrel where it rests for 10 months. The wine is lusciously sweet yet fresh and balanced, with notes of pear and acacia honey. It is ready to enjoy today, but can definitely take two decades of aging as well! Biodynamically grown.