VIGNOBLE ALAIN ROBERT
Both Christiane and Alain Robert were born in Chançay, in families of farmers and winegrowers. They founded their own estate in 1973. At the time, they grew 2 hectares of vineyard, a precious family inheritance.
Since the 1970s, the surface area of the vineyard, the rock-hewn cellar and the technical facilities have gradually been expanded and improved.
In 2000 their son Cyril, enriched by experiences in the Champagne and Anjou vineyards, joined the estate to assist his father, while bringing his personal touch to the development of the vineyard and to the wine production.
At the end of 2013 Catherine, Cyril’s sister, also decided to continue the family history by joining the company after 10 years spent working on the left bank of the Loire alongside Jacky Blot (Domaine de la Taille aux Loups), then in the group of winegrowers ‘Bouquet de Loire’.
AND SINCE 2014…
Christiane and Alain Robert have decided to gradually step aside in favour of their two children. The 37 hectares of vines that make up the family estate are now grown using sustainable farming. The winery has its own cellar dug in the limestone (locally called ‘tuffeau’), where the sparkling wines are aged. A few Burgundy oak barrels and a cask are used to enhance the Chenin Blanc grapes for some cuvées and vintages.
Five employees complete the team to work in the vineyard and in the cellar. Cyril and Catherine now wish to expand the range of Vouvray wines produced and sold until now…
“Our ambition is to extract the best from the Vouvray terroir,while gaining precision and accuracy in the expression of Chenin Blanc. “
Catherine & Cyril