Domaine De La Noblaie have been cultivating
vines for more than one hundred years. Presses, vats and cellars
carved out of limestone 'tufa' are evidence of past winemaking
The winemaking culture even named the village, 'Le Vau Breton'
which in Rabelaisien language, means 'Cabernet Franc Valley'. As
part of his studies in oenology at Dijon, Jérôme Billard, the
winemaker, worked at Château Petrus - an 8-month stage that was
obviously successful as after qualifying he was then taken on by
Dominus estate in Napa for a year before heading on to Sacred Hill
estate in New Zealand, giving a fine view of the world of wine
before returning with his wife Elodie to take over the family's 12
hectare estate in 2003.