"Frédéric Sigonneau produces charming, gourmand, and captivating wines where the aromas transcribe the surrounding nature."
The large variety of soils in the Loire Valley is characterised by diverse natural environments. This region can be sub-divided in four climates, from western coastal regions to inlands - Pays Nantais / Anjou-Saumur / Touraine / Central Vineyards. In Touraine, the basement is composed of tufa chalk, flint, and clays from the Paris Basin. The geological diversity continues on the banks of the Loire and Vienne, made up of sands and gravels rolled by the streams and deposited over time.
A Passionate Lineage
Domaine de L'R is founded on the remains of Frédéric Sigonneau's family estate in Cravant les Côteaux, the heart of Chinon AOC. Back in Touraine after a journey of initiation that led the way to Spain, Frédéric applied his ideals. A viticulture in phase with the elements that compose it: soil, water and air. The management of the vineyard is done in the most natural way possible. The vinification of this 100% cabernet-Franc wine has been done in concrete tank respecting the natural laws of fermentation, without chemicals.