Stéphane Mureau is an 8th generation vigneron with a 20 hectare estate in the esteemed Loire commune of Savigny-en-Véron to the north-west of Chinon, a region he describes as the “Pomerol of Chinon”. Between the Rivers Loire and Vienne, the soils are classic sandy gravel and the vines which range in age from 25 to 80 years are farmed organically. The winery was recently refurbished to be at the forefront sustainable practices and to better accommodate organic winemaking, and it is also noted for its fine underground cellar hewn from the tufa and decorated with sculptures carved by local artists.
All of Domaine de la Roche Honneur’s wines have been certified organic by ECOCERT since 2009, and there is a keen interest in biodynamic farming methods although there are no plans for certification at the moment. Stéphane is continually working hard to reduce his carbon footprint.
Domaine de la Roche Honneur
A lighter red wine ideal for warmer seasons, this organic Chinon is still a characterful and very ta...