Domaine de la Plante d’Orby Philippe Loquineau
REGION: Loire Valley
APPELLATION: AOC Cheverny
Domaine de la Plante d'Or is a family-run property on a restored 19th century Sologne farm, in the middle of the vines. The vineyard is traditionally managed.
The Domain de La Plante d’Or holds its name from the yellow lupine which bloomed formerly on this soil on the sandy and clayey grounds.
Philippe Loquineau took back in 1981 the family domain and contributes with passion to the fame of the AOC wines Cour Cheverny and Cheverny.
As nowhere else, the revival of the vine Romorantin in 1519, then favorite wine of the king of France Francis 1 in Chambord, dedicates the authenticity of the soil of the Domain de La Plante d’Or. A lively, mineral and complex, surprising white wine of long guarding.
Also known as Garden of France and Cradle of the French due to the slew of vineyards, vegetable farms, and fruit orchards in the region, the Loire Valley is right in the middle of the Loire river. The area is known for many kinds of fruity, crisp wines: rose, red, white, and sparkling.
The region’s favorable climate – often a midpoint between the southern and northern French climes – it owes to the river, which is cool in springtime and possibly rainy during harvest season. Also, the temperatures of hot summers are similarly mitigated by the river and the breezes of the Atlantic Ocean.
There are a number of wine regions similarly situated along the river Loire, such as the Atlantic’s Muscadet region, as well as Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre southeast of Orléans.
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