A family estate since 1938, Poussiere de Roche is now run by fourth-generation winemaker Pascal Biotteau. Geographically, the region is divided into two dominant profiles, based on soil types.
The first of these, “Anjou Blanc,” lies toward the west of the appellation, where chalky limestone soils impart a lighter, more energetic expression of Chenin. The second profile, “Anjou Noir,” refers to the dark volcanic schist soils from the easternmost edge of the Massif Armorican, where Chenin assumes a richer, more full-bodied character. Sourced from vineyards that fall exactly along the border of these two sub-regions, these gorgeously subtle wines come from the village of Saint-Jean-de-Mauvrets, situated on the old Roman road from Angers to Poitiers.
LOCATION: Loire Valley- Anjou
PROPRIETOR: Pascal Biotteau
WINEMAKER: Charles Eusèbe Biotteau
SIZE: 200 hectares (494 acres)
AGE OF VINES: 25 years
FARMING: Certified HVE3 organic farming, this label rewards different approaches contributing to sustainable development. The specification of this label is based on four criteria: the biodiversity of the vineyard, the fertilization management, the low utilization of plant protection products, and the preservation of water resources.
SOIL: Limestone and slate