Domaine Laurent Mabileau
Laurent Mabileau took over the family winery in 1985. He continues the family tradition of several generations of grape growing, including Maurice Lorieux and Leon Mabileau.
In 1937 Maurice Lorieux planted his first vineyard in “Les Perrieres” - these vines still contribute to the wines today. Two types of soil are featured on the property, both silica and clay-limestone. The techniques used already for several years respect the practice of sustainable agriculture: work on the vines, natural controlled grass planting, leaf thinning, selective grape sorting both at the vines and winery.
The Bourgueil wine of Domaine Laurent Mabileau is made from vines growing on two distinct types of ‘terroirs’ covering an area of 8 hectares. The vines exposed on the plateau are planted on a sandy soil base which lends itself to a wine both refined and aromatic. Higher on the hill side, the land is limestone clay based, producing more powerful wines with great delicacy. The harmony of characteristics from these ‘terroirs’ allows for the Domaine to offer a wine noted not only for its fullness but also its subtlety and finesse to refresh the taste buds.