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Domaine des Herbauges, Nantais

Jérôme Choblet is committed to the sustainability of the vineyards as well as to the health of the vineyard workers and aims to improve quality further by moving one more step forward from lutte raisonée to lutte intégré.

This family estate is a medal-winner and has been in production since 1864.  Dynamism is now shown under Jérôme Choblet with 87 hectares in production and a further 22 at the Château de Lorière - making this the largest single estate in the region.

Set just south of Nantes the vineyards benefit from an exceptional microclimate - the warmth of the Atlantic brings Spring early, while the huge Lac de Grandlieu acts like a giant storage heater through growing season, giving extra ripeness and more fruit to the wines. Jérôme is committed to the sustainability of the vineyards as well as to the health of the vineyard workers and aims to improve quality further by moving one more step forward from lutte raisonée to lutte intégré. Careful vineyard management has enabled Jérôme to drop all insecticides, weed killers and anti-rot treatments and he has grassed over 100% of the vineyards to reduce the vigour of the vines and to soak up rain at harvest.