Château de Villeneuve

+ 33 (0) 2 41 51 14 04 Château de Villeneuve SCA Chevallier Père & Fils
Souzay-Champigny, 49400
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A beautiful 18th century home , the Château de Villeneuve stands proudly on a plateau and its first asset surely is a breathtaking view on to a river which , so far , has remained wild.The Château has been built with " tuffeau " ( limestone/tuf ), a type of stone that has given to the region its famous classy look. The 25 hectares (ha) that surround the property of the Chevallier family have year after year , produced complex wines , never lacking of character. "Lutte Raisonnée" is a more organic , conscious of ecology approach of viticulture , including the introduction of some bio-dynamic principles. -The vineyards have been sown to grass seed to provide root competition and hydrous feed to the vines. Where not sown to grass , the soils are worked and tilled. -The predatory typhlodrome insect is encouraged to thrive , being the arch -Enemy of the red spider mite , allowing thus , to spray less. -Severe pruning ( in winter) , the supression of counter-buds ( in springtime) and green -Harvest or cluster Read more »

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